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Rafael Nadal finds his feet on grass

The world no.1 over came a first set loss to Kukushkin to romp home 6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.

Second seed Rafael Nadal was up against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin on a day when rain delayed the proceedings at Wimbledon. Nadal was taken by surprise as the Kazakh rallied to win the first set 7-6. (Source: AP)

Kukushkin held three set points at 6-3 in the tiebreaker, Nadal got one back with his second ace of the tiebreaker. But Kukushkin took the first set when Nadal's backhand went long. (Source: AP)

Nadal appeared tired as Kazhak made him toil hard in the first set which the latter took 7-6 after a tie breaker. (Source: Reuters)

Kukushkin, 26, had never won a game at Wimbledon before this year. came out guns blazing, using a big first serve and strong forehand to keep Nadal at bay In the first set (Source: AP)

In the second set, the world no. 1 got back to his rhythm and stepped in to punish Kukushkin's second serve and then it was all one way traffic. (Source: AP)

Nadal did not let the 63rd ranked Kazakh bank on his big forehand and kept him at bay winning the 2nd, 3rd and 4th sets all by a 6-1 scoreline. (Source: Reuters)