Rafa hails brilliant Rosol
Rafael Nadal claims his shock loss to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon is not a disaster and he just ran into an "inspired" player.
The world number two was knocked out by a man ranked 98 places below him to ensure his earliest exit at a major since 2005, and one of the biggest shocks seen at Wimbledon.
Nadal took the first set but Rosol moved into a 2-1 lead before the Spaniard took it back level and he looked in control at that point.
The match was delayed by 45 minutes before the final set to allow the roof to close, so play could continue, and it seemed to affect Nadal more than Rosol as the Czech player bounced back and ultimately won 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.
Rosol hailed his win as a "miracle" whereas Nadal admitted he had been outclassed on centre court, but he is not overly concerned about his form going forward.
"For sure [this match] wasn't the best one for me but that's what it is and I have to accept that he came back and played unbelievable in the fifth," he said.
"I was playing well in the fourth - I think I played a great fourth set. Sure the stop this time didn't help me but that's the sport.
"You play against an inspired opponent and I am out. That's all. It is not a tragedy, it is only a tennis match."