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Spain's shining star in Beijing

Updated: August 15, 2008, 4:21 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

When I saw Rafael Nadal hit the deck after his Olympic Games semifinal win over Novak Djokovic (I gave him a nine out of 10 for that particular back flop) it occurred to me that his exuberance was caused by more than Djokovic's ugly unforced error (and on a gimme overhead, no less!) on match point.

This has been a rough Olympics for Spain. First, one of its female cyclists was sent home for doping. Then we had that unsavory "slant-eye" basketball photo op. Worst of all, at least for ...

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