25 Jun 2014

Nadal to face 2012 nemesis in Wimbledon second round

10:16 am on 25 June 2014

The tennis world number one Rafael Nadal is safely through to the second round at Wimbledon but next faces a potential banana skin against the man who sent him home early from the 2012 tournament.

Having just won a 9th French Open title, Nadal this morning began his quest for a third Wimbledon crown with a four sets win over Slovakian Martin Klizan.

But after shock exits in the first round last year and the second round the year before Nadal is nervous about his next match, which pits the Spanish second seed against his 2012 conqueror, the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol.