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Nadal knows a repeat year nearly impossible

Updated: October 24, 2005, 6:31 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

Rafael Nadal was clock watching when he talked to reporters after winning his 11th ATP title and fourth Masters Series championship of the year in Madrid Sunday.

After prevailing in a five-set, nearly four-hour match, Nadal knew he'd probably already blown his chance of making the kickoff of that night's Real Madrid-Valencia soccer match. But the 19-year-old Spanish sensation still found time to reflect after defeating hard-serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

"I ...

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