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The Worm wriggling his way up

Updated: February 26, 2009, 9:50 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

When it comes to strength and conditioning in tennis, Rafael Nadal has nary a rival. But even the world No. 1 opened a few eyes Down Under, overcoming Roger Federer in the Australian Open final after toiling for more than five hours in the semis.

The campaign's inaugural major also proved Federer is utterly befuddled by the Mallorcan and that when crunch time approaches in the Grand Slams, Serena Williams soars to another level.

What else have we learned through ...

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