Lukas Rosol is practically unknown to anyone who doesn’t follow tennis avidly, although he produced the performance of his life to beat the world number two in five dramatic sets on Centre Court.
Rosol never showed any signs of nerves throughout the contest, with the half-hour break between sets four and five playing into his hands as the roof was lifted over Centre Court.
The 26-year-old lost the first set to Nadal on a tie-break, although he was not discouraged by missing out on set points and won the second and third sets by a 6-4 scoreline.
It appeared as though the two-time winner of Wimbledon would triumph after winning the fourth set 6-2 although Rosol got the break he needed in the final set and served out amazingly to claim the match.
There was a hive of activity on betfair throughout the match and nearly £200,000 was matched at 1.01 for Nadal to win, while a further £1 million was matched at odds of 1.02.
A further £4 million was matched between 1.03 and 1.05 on Nadal, which means some customers will have been celebrating at the end while others will have been feeling sick.