Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal Takes Revenge for Lukas Rosol Humiliation, Moves Into Third Round

World No.1 Rafael Nadal's mighty roar and extravagant fist pump at the moment of victory, which shook Centre Court to the core, spoke volumes as the hurt and humiliation of two years ago was finally vanquished.

updated: June 26, 2014 22:51 IST
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Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon 2014.

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Wimbledon, England: Rafael Nadal avenged his shock 2012 Wimbledon defeat to Lukas Rosol on Thursday with a tense and hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-4 win over the big-hitting Czech.

World number one Nadal did it the hard way, however, dropping the first set and then trailing 2-4 in the second before then having to save a set point in the tiebreaker.

But the 2008 and 2010 champion, who lost in the first round to Steve Darcis in 2013, wrapped up a place in the third round for the first time since 2011 on a third match point.

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