TENNIS - Rafael Nadal will start his 2012 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday 26 June, when he faces Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The Spaniard has never suffered an opening round defeat in his 32 previous appearances in the men’s singles tournament of a Grand Slam (Open era).
Most Open Grand Slam participations without ever losing in first round
32 - Rafael Nadal (ESP)
27 - Björn Borg (SWE)
23 - Ken Rosewall (AUS)
15 - Rod Laver (AUS)