Rafael Nadal was one of the favorites to win the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon, coming fresh off a win over No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the French Open. He suffered what was inarguably the biggest upset of the tournament so far, however, losing 6-7 (20), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, to the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol on Day 4 of the tournament. Rosol is the No. 100-ranked men's player in the world, making him the lowest ranked player to ever defeat Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament.
Otherwise, it was business as usual Thursday at the All England Club. Americans Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick both advanced. Fish is playing in his first Grand Slam tournament since the Australian Open after undergoing a May 23 procedure to correct his heart arrhythmia. He defeated James Ward in a thriller, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (10), 6-3. Roddick advanced to the third round, defeating Bjorn Phau, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
On the women's side of the draw, No. 6 Serena Williams advanced easily over Melinda Czink of Hungaria, 6-1, 6-4. No. 2 Maria Sharapova won her continuation from Wednesday's match, coming back strong late in a 7-6 (10), 6-7 (10), 6-0, win over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
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