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Nadal passes the Djoker test with flying colors

Rafael Nadal was in full throttle, taking the life out of Novak Djokovic in their semifinal showdown at the French Open on Friday. If there were any doubts how the Spaniard would react to his first true test, those all have been dispelled.

Updated: June 6, 2008, 3:50 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PARIS -- After the most anticipated match of the French Open fizzled into predictability like the elongated hiss of the air escaping a newly opened can of tennis balls, a clearly glowing Rafael Nadal was asked to recall the last time he'd been nervous -- really nervous -- on the center court where he's undefeated.

Nadal, always the people pleaser, vigorously scratched his head and scrunched up his face in deep thought. You could see him rifling through snapshots in ...

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