It's like watching your favourite TV show and one of the main characters is killed off without warning. It leaves you feeling bewildered, questioning what just happened. Was it all just a surreal dream? Well no, and in fairness to Rafael he didn't play that badly - Lukas Rosol just played out of his skin in what is being called 'one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history.'
Less than a month ago Rafael Nadal won his 11th grand slam title and I don't think anyone would have bet on him not making it past day four of this year's Wimbledon. The match statistics make for interesting reading, it really wasn't that one-sided and is sure to keep the pundits busy analysing what happened. From Andy Murray's point of view it does clear the way somewhat, since Nadal has been his semi-final stumbling block in the past. It's shaping up to be an interesting second week.
Looking ahead to day five, Djokovic and Federer play their third round matches on Centre Court, punctuated by Heather Watson taking on Agnieszka Radwanska. Hopefully the young British player will have something to smile about.