Google Down the Line!: WIMBLEDON: Rosol busted, Kyrgios rises, and Cornet goes full-on Cornet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WIMBLEDON: Rosol busted, Kyrgios rises, and Cornet goes full-on Cornet

Although he preferred to say otherwise, Rafael Nadal exacted revenges on Lukas Rosol for the shock defeat he suffered in the same round (second) on the same court (Centre) two years ago. Little did Rafa know that the Czech had other ideas up his Lotto sleeve. On a changeover Lukas purposefully used his racquet to knock down one of the Spaniard’s water bottles. As any tennis fan knows, Rafa always perfectly positions his two water bottles in the same spot by his chair (one of his many famous idiosyncrasies). NOT. COOL. LUKAS. I suppose you got what you deserved in the end.
Youth was served up in Paris and it looks like the trend is continuing at Wimbledon. Take 19-year old Nick Kyrgios. He’s the youngest baller in the men’s draw but showed elite quality when he saved nine, yes NINE, match points to defeat the 13th seed Richard Gasquet today. Talk about clutch. It was impressive stuff to watch. Even Richie had to give it up to the Aussie. Respect.

Only Alize Cornet would be able to win the "Best Actress in a Vine Award" by the second round. Screw tennis; THAT takes real talent. Hope she brings some of it to her third round match against Serena Williams. Duh, of course she will (sorry, I have a penchant for self-talk). Enjoy the lulz. I will be.

Other notables: On their match’s second day, 14th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finally closed out Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 6-3, 14-12. Another talented up-and-comer, 20-year old Jiri Vesely, bested the 24th seed Gael Monfils 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-7(3), 6-4 in his Wimbledon debut and will face Kyrgios for a spot in the fourth round. American Madison Keys continued her stellar grass-court form. The Eastbourne champ took out the 31st seed Klara Koukalova 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-2.

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