Nadal has improved virtually every aspect of his game

No longer just the prototypical clay-court player, Rafael Nadal is perceptibly bigger and stronger. There is a growing sentiment the Wimbledon title is his to lose and a new world order in tennis will be established.

Updated: July 3, 2008, 4:02 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Toni Nadal, trudging up the steps from the players' locker room, forced a smile and extended his hand. Twilight was gathering outside at the All England Club and silver stubble was creeping through his weather-beaten face.

After a lengthy rain delay on Wednesday, his nephew and protégé (since the age of four) had utterly embarrassed the remaining British hope, Andy Murray. While Murray seemed baffled -- he called Rafael Nadal's forehand "ridiculous" ...

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