WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal dropped a 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 decision to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal dropped a 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 decision to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

It's the first time since 2005 that Nadal lost in the second round at any major tournament. It also ends two streaks for the Spaniard: He reached the final at the previous five Grand Slams, and also reached the final the last five times he entered Wimbledon, winning the grass-court tournament in 2008 and 2010.

Actually, seven-time French Open champion Nadal came oh-so-close to a straight-set exit. He barely avoided losing the opener, forced to erase three set points before taking it in the tiebreaker when Rosol plopped a gimme forehand into the net.