Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal Survives Early Scare to Reach Round 2

Rafael Nadal was made to toil as he lost his his first set 4-6 but made a comeback with 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the next three to beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan. He faces nemesis Lukas Rosol in the 2nd Round.

updated: June 25, 2014 01:23 IST
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Rafael Nadal in action during Wimbledon 2014
Rafael Nadal in action during Wimbledon 2014

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Rafael Nadal overcame a rocky start to his Wimbledon 2014 campaign on Tuesday to set up a second round revenge clash with his All England Club nemesis Lukas Rosol.

The world number one lost the first set to Slovakia's Martin Klizan, the world number 51, but recovered to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 55 minutes on Centre Court.

The Spaniard exorcised the ghosts of last year, when he tumbled out of the first round to lowly Steve Darcis.

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