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LONDON---Rafael Nadal was one
point away from falling behind
by two sets before rallying yes-
terday to beat Lukas Rosol, the
Czech player who knocked him
out at Wimbledon in the same
round and on the same court two
The top-ranked Nadal, a two-
time Wimbledon champion, raised
his game just in time to avoid
falling into a deep hole, rallying
for a 4--6, 7--6 (6), 6--4, 6--4 vic-
tory on Centre Court to advance
to the third round.
The hard-hitting, 6-foot-5
(1.96-metre) Rosol had a chance
to go up two sets to love when he
had a set point at 6--5 in the sec-
ond-set tiebreaker. But Nadal saved
it with a forehand winner and
Rosol double-faulted two points
later to give the Spaniard the set.
As Nadal hopped and pumped
his fist, his coach and uncle, Toni,
jumped out of his seat in the guest
box, shouted "Vamos" and also
celebrated with a display of fist
That turnaround gave Nadal the
momentum and he dominated play
the rest of the way.
"I just wanted to keep fighting
and wait for my moment," Nadal
Nadal broke for the first time to
go up 2--1 in the third set, and
closed out the set by holding serve
and love and finishing with an ace.
At one stage at the end of the third
set and beginning of the fourth,
Nadal ran off 14 points in a row.
While Nadal was made to work,
five-time women s champion Ser-
ena Williams wasted no time in
reaching the third round, routing
Chanelle Scheepers 6--1, 6--1 in
just 49 minutes.
Chasing her 18th Grand Slam
title, the top-seeded American
overwhelmed the 94th-ranked
South African in the opening
match on Court 1, hitting eight
aces and notching 26 winners.
The 30-year-old Scheepers, who
had never won a match at Wim-
bledon until this week, had only
five winners to go with 13 unforced
Williams, coming off a second-
round loss at the French Open, is
playing in her 15th Wimbledon and
56th Grand Slam tournament.
Other early women s winners
included No 11 Ana Ivanovic and
No 25 Alice Cornet.
Among other men s matches,
Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios
saved nine match points before
beating No 13 seed Richard Gas-
quet 3--6, 6--7 (4), 6--4, 7--5,
Eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of
Canada advanced with 6--3, 6--4,
6--4 win over Jack Sock of the
United States and No 24 Gaels
Monfils lost to Jiri Vesely of Czech
Republic 7--6 (3), 6--3, 6--7 (1),
6--7 (3), 6--4.
Serena Williams of US plays a
return to Chanelle Scheepers
of South Africa during their
women's singles match at the
All England Lawn Tennis
Championships in Wimbledon,
London, yesterday. AP PHOTOS
Rafael Nadal of Spain
celebrates during the
men's singles match
against Lukas Rosol
of the Czech Republic
at the All England
against Rosol to
avenge 2012 upset
How do you say Milos?
LONDON---Milos Raonic has become
a household name in tennis circles.
Still, some people keep struggling to
pronounce his name. The big-serving
Raonic has been living in Canada since
his family left Montenegro when he
After advancing to the third round at
Wimbledon for the first time Thursday
with a straight-set victory over Jack
Sock, Raonic was asked at a news con-
ference about the proper way to pro-
nounce his first and last names.
"Some people go up to me as Miles,"
he said. "I don't know how that one
comes across. Just to not have to go
through the explanation of in Serbian,
the S with a little apostrophe, a little V
on the top, that gives it the SH sound,"
"Maybe I make the mistake, but I al-
ways pronounce my last name the
right way, the way my parents raised
me to pronounce it. Sometimes I'll get
lazy and cheat with the Milos."
For the record, his name is pro-
nounced MIL-osh Rau-nitch. (AP)
Wimbledon at a glance
LONDON---A look at Wimbledon
Weather: Partly cloudy, rain in the
evening. High of 66 degrees (19 Cel-
Men's Seeded Winners: No 2
Rafael Nadal, No 4 Roger Federer, No 5
Stan Wawrinka, No 8 Milos Raonic, No
9 John Isner, No 10 Kei Nishikori, No 14
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No 23 Tommy Ro-
Men's Seeded Losers: No 13
Richard Gasquet, No 22 Philipp
Kohlschreiber, No 24 Gael Monfils.
Women's Seeded Winners: No 1
Serena Williams, No 5 Maria Shara-
pova, No 9 Angelique Kerber, No 11 Ana
Ivanovic, No 13. Eugenie Bouchard, No.
19 Sabine Lisicki, No 20 Andrea
Petkovic, No 24 Kirsten Flipkens, No 25
Women's Seeded Losers: No 15
Carla Suarez Navarro, No 31, Klara
Stat of the Day: 44, 5 --- winners,
unforced errors for Roger Federer in
his 6--3, 7--5, 6--3 victory over Gilles
Quote of the Day: "I was devas-
tated. But there's always paper, rock,
scissors to break a tie. That's how I al-
ways break ties." --- Serena Williams,
on her feelings after the US soccer
team's 2--2 draw with Portugal at the
On Court Friday: No 1 Novak
Djokovic vs Gilles Simon, No 3 Andy
Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut, No 6
Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic; No 2 Li
Na vs Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, No
3 Simona Halep vs Lesia Tsurenko, No
4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs Michelle
Larcher De Brito.
Friday's Forecast: Cloudy with out-
breaks of heavy rain, with a high of 64
degrees (18 Celsius).
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