Lukas Rosol retires.

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Rosol ends his tennis career. He shocked Nadal, won two tournaments and the Davis Cups Link


„ It all ends once and this end is harder than any other. It was not easy to reach this decision at all, every professional athlete will understand, “ was written on Thursday on his Instagram by Lukáš Rosol. He announced that at the age of 38 he had said goodbye to his tennis career, during which he took 26th place in the world rankings, he won two ATP singles tournaments and participated in the triumphs of the Czech team in the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013.

„ Tennis has been, is and will be my whole life. But time does not stop man and does not command a sore body. My career had everything it should have. It was rubbing, it hurt, it was lost, it was won, “ added to Instagram.

He is currently in world order in 974th place, the tournament last played last October.

He experienced the most successful career period from 2012 to 2014. In the Davis Cup, he well complemented Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek during two title races, and with the first one named in the opening round of the competition in 2013, they fought the Swiss for seven hours and two minutes, which is the longest doubles match on the ATP circuit to this day.

and participated in the triumphs of the Czech team in the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013.

IN NETWORKS. Rafael Nadal with his Wimbledon conqueror Lukáš Rosol.
JOY AND SADNESS. The central Wimbledon court leaves the lucky winner Lukáš Rosol...
„ Tennis has been, is and will be my whole life. But time does not stop man and does not command a sore body. My career had everything it should have. It was rubbing, it hurt, it was lost, it was won, “ added to Instagram.

He is currently in world order in 974th place, the tournament last played last October.
He experienced the most successful career period from 2012 to 2014. In the Davis Cup, he well complemented Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek during two title races, and with the first one named in the opening round of the competition in 2013, they fought the Swiss for seven hours and two minutes, which is the longest doubles match on the ATP circuit to this day.

And among the elite, Rosol gained several significant successes even in individual competition.
In 2013 he dominated the tournament in Bucharest, a year later he celebrated in Winston-Salem. In the 2014 season, he also advanced to the next two finals and reached the above-mentioned ranking maximum, he also decorated his career with three tournament laurels for doubles.
He probably made the most significant contribution to tennis history on June 28, 2012, when he shocked Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon. He defeated World Two and at that time a two-time London champion as the 100th player in the rankings 6: 7, 6: 4, 6: 4, 2: 6 and 6: 4.

„ I closed the fear of a big name inside me. I didn't want to show him what was going on inside me, “ he described at the time. „ In the fifth set, I got into a trance and didn't feel anything. I didn't think about winning, which probably saved me. Otherwise, I might shake. “

On Thursday, he indicated that he would like to continue moving in tennis
„ It's time to leave it to the younger ones and look forward to my son Luka taking over the baton one day. He will definitely have the opportunity and support I received. “
 
Probably the most unlikeable guy on the tour. Murray said it right.
So what? Thanks to his heroic dismantlement of the Nadal, he now dwells in Valhalla.
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michael valek

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Good. He’s named in one of the teams we are scheduled to play in 35+ Slovak team finals. Hopefully won’t be me who plays him and probably won’t turn up until the final itself (which we won’t get to) but I’d still love to repeat the Murray words to him - although there are many others here worse than him.
 

BauerAlmeida

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Unlike some of the other guys who beat Nadal during his slump there, Rosol didn't face a bad playing Nadal at all. Legendary performance.

He had a really high peak when his ballbashing was working. It's a pity he never made the second week at a slam.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rosol will be remembered as a player who knoked over Rafa's bottle after a changeover at Wimbledon in 2014 (i.e. he believed that Rafa’s bottles have magical powers), but this action didn’t help Rosol win.

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Woohoo!
 

messiahrobins

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Rosol is a player who made Fed devotees aka Rafa bashers soooo happy that they have been celebrating his victory over Rafa for almost 12 years! :eek:
Honestly i thought Rosol retired 10 years ago. After Rafa righted the wrong at W, i never ever saw Rosol again. Like literally never heard or saw him. Was he on the Challenger circuit for a time?
 

messiahrobins

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Unlike some of the other guys who beat Nadal during his slump there, Rosol didn't face a bad playing Nadal at all. Legendary performance.

He had a really high peak when his ballbashing was working. It's a pity he never made the second week at a slam.
Thats as about a meaningful compliment as the BBC screenshot for Andrew Castle which read ' Reached 2r at Queens'
Will we see Rosol sat next to Balding with 'had a really high peak when hitting the ball in the court'.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
This. He was serving like a GOD and hitting winners every other point. If you're new to tennis or don't know the performance, watch the 5th set. It's worth it!

I remember how he was prowling around like a caged tiger in that fifth set, literally no fear and regard for the guy who had played the Wimbledon final the last five times he was there, and who had just won RG and made the last five slam finals.

Rosol executed him with ice cold blood in his veins, three massive aces and a huge forehand winner. The manner in which he did it, is why Wimbledon made that official video about him.
 

messiahrobins

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I remember how he was prowling around like a caged tiger in that fifth set, literally no fear and regard for the guy who had played the Wimbledon final the last five times he was there, and who had just won RG and made the last five slam finals.

Rosol executed him with ice cold blood in his veins, three massive aces and a huge forehand winner. The manner in which he did it, is why Wimbledon made that official video about him.
Wonder if Nadal enjoyed getting his revenge, or just saw Rosol as a journeyman pro? He always seemed a bit blase about schooling Kyrgios after Kyrgios had his day in the sun and i would venture Kyrgios was better than Rosol?
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
You do wonder about journalists nowadays. It is the sort of question that should be asked, try and get some spiciness going.

Doesn't mean they will ever get the truth though. Only Nadal knows how he actually felt. The rest is simple guess work.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Wonder if Nadal enjoyed getting his revenge, or just saw Rosol as a journeyman pro?

Honestly, Nadal was a pro, he probably just saw it as a normal loss and didn't overthink it but when you look at what happened to him at Wimbledon in the years that followed, you really do wonder if the loss affected him. Rosol beating him was clearly a performance factor, his loss to Darcis the following year was a joke, nothing even remotely close to the same level.
 

messiahrobins

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Honestly, Nadal was a pro, he probably just saw it as a normal loss and didn't overthink it but when you look at what happened to him at Wimbledon in the years that followed, you really do wonder if the loss affected him. Rosol beating him was clearly a performance factor, his loss to Darcis the following year was a joke, nothing even remotely close to the same level.
Didnt Rafa have serious knee issues v Darcis?
Nadal was never really the same player after the injury he suffered at AO 2011 which robbed him of that insane explosiveness movement wise which really manifested itself on grass
 

Hood_Man

G.O.A.T.
Nadal didn't even play bad in the 5th set apart from one mistake he did in his first service game and got broken
My main thought when I was watching this match at the time was how well it demonstrated the improvements to Nadals serve, it bailed him out several times in the first set.
 

octobrina10

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octobrina10

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I am Nolefam and he made me happy as well
Rafa bashers conveniently ignore the fact that Rafa was diagnosed with Hoffa's disease in the left knee after the 2012 Wimbledon and he was off the Tour because of that for 7 months (until Feb. 2013). During his injury layoff (and also after that), idiots generated fake stories about Rafa, claiming that he had a silent ban.
 

MeatTornado

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Rafa bashers conveniently ignore the fact that Rafa was diagnosed with Hoffa's disease in the left knee after the 2012 Wimbledon and he was off the Tour because of that for 7 months (until Feb. 2013). During his injury layoff (and also after that), idiots generated fake stories about Rafa, claiming that he had a silent ban.
Healthy Nadal remains undefeated.
 

AgassiSuperSlam11

Professional
Quite sad seeing Thiem get neutralized by Gasquet at a Clay 250 recently. Real question is if Wawrinka, Murray, Nadal, Thiem, and Venus will be back next year? There might be many notable retirements by the end of the year.
 

messiahrobins

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Rafa bashers conveniently ignore the fact that Rafa was diagnosed with Hoffa's disease in the left knee after the 2012 Wimbledon and he was off the Tour because of that for 7 months (until Feb. 2013). During his injury layoff (and also after that), idiots generated fake stories about Rafa, claiming that he had a silent ban.
Really? how many slams were there in that 7 month period out of interest as was it not the case when someone is banned then asterisks apply to those slams in that period?
 
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