Thursday today, there are three second round matches being played on the Centre Court, starring Serena Williams, playing the first match against Hungarian Melinda Czink, followed by Andy Murray playing against Croatian Ivo Karlovic and then Roland Garros seven time winner world no.2 Spaniard Rafael Nadal against 100th ranked Czech Lukas Rosol.
|World no.2 Nadal [left] plays his second round match against 100th ranked Lukas Rosol [right]|
Nadal had a terrible start in the first round when much to the disgust of spectators, as he lost first four games to Brazilian Tomaz Belluci before recovering to win over him 7-6 6-2 6-3. The opening match did not show Nadal in his very best form, may be he was saving his energies for later and important matches.
Thursday today when he plays against Rosol, qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon for the first time this year, Nadal has to be mindful of any slips and loose game to have a safe and unthreatned move towards the semis.
Rafa lost Wimbledon last year and would very much want to bag his second Grand Slam this year.
Rafa has won all but one of his last ten games, losing to P. Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-4 at Halle, while Rosol has lost four, two on clay and two on grass. Rosol moved to Wimbledon second round after defeating I. Dodig 6-4 3-6 7-6(0) 7-5, with some difficulty.
For Thursday's afternoon match, Nadal is the hot favourite and his fans expect him to be till the final, for which beside the defending champion Djokovic, Swiss Roger Federer is also a strong contender to win the title for the seventh time.
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