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Some fat Italian and Czech ladies are singing somewhere…

Rosol beats Nadal 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 (Wimbledon 2nd round)

Germany 1 - 2 Italy (Euro 2012 semi-final)

Warning: a clichéd potentially over-the-top tribute to the wonder of sport.

Never think you know what’s going to happen, before the matches are finished. It’s never over till the rotund lady bellows. The supposed champions elect of Euro 2012 were blunted and outplayed. The 11 Grand Slam winning legend and world number 2 was knocked out by the little known number 100. The latter is stunning. The former was far, far, less surprising but a surprise to many nonetheless. Italy now take on Spain in the final. Lukas Rosol has just powered his way into the headlines from utter obscurity. Expectations? Scrap them. Predictions, however empirically justified, are just that, predictions, not necessary truths, but utterly contingent statements which have no guarantee of vindication. Just ask Mark Lawrenson.

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