Nadal survives Wimbledon scare

Cordon Press

World No. 1, Rafael Nadal, survived yet another scare yesterday as he cruised past Czech Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon.

The 28-year-old Spaniard lost the first set, but recovered brilliantly 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, 6-4, as he qualified for the last 32 of the tournament.

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The two time Wimbledon champion has not reached the third round of the tournament since 2011, but the King of Clay’s improved serving and heavy groundstroke achieved what he failed to do in the last two years, and he is now scheduled to face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Saturday.

The No. 4 seed Roger Federereased pass Gilles Muller, and neededjust three sets 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to advance into the third round of Wimbledon.

The Swiss player displayed a serve dominated contest, firing 25 aces past Luxembourgish Muller, and wrapped up the clean effort after just one hour and forty minutes.

Federer said: “I never take more than 10 seconds between points. I know some people have to, but I’m happy we kept things moving along nicely.”


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