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Turning point in Nadal's win came in two-game stretch

Two games and 10 minutes turned out to be the turning point in the final of the French Open. Whit Sheppard explains.

Updated: June 12, 2006, 9:01 AM ET
By Whit Sheppard | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Search for the essence of a monumental sporting triumph and you're likely to find an equivalent small frame of time during which the seeds of that victory were planted and firmly took root.

Sunday's men's final at Roland Garros between top-seeded Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal lasted a shade more than three hours, but the match, tied at a set each at the time, was effectively decided in a 15-minute stretch spanning the fourth and fifth games of the third set.

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