Rosol's brief encounter with Wimbledon fame ends
Date published :
30 Jun 2012 - 15:47:26
Lukas Rosol, the shock Wimbledon conqueror of Rafael Nadal, returned to familiar anonymity on Saturday when Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber sent him crashing out in the third round.
Czech world 100 Rosol had caused one of the greatest upsets in the history of the sport when he beat world number two Nadal in five sets in the second round under the Centre Court roof on Thursday.
But, in the less glamorous surroundings of Court 12, normal service was resumed as German 27th seed Kohlschreiber, who had also beaten Nadal on grass at Halle two weeks ago, eased to a 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) victory and a first appearance in the fourth round.
Kohlschreiber will tackle American qualifier Brian Baker for a place in the quarter-finals.