How will Rafa respond to early scare?

Originally Published: May 24, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- A fifth set in Paris. Uncharted territory for Rafael Nadal, but he did manage to navigate safely past John Isner and avoid a first-round upset for the ages. What now? Did surviving the scare put him on track for a record-tying sixth French Open crown or foretell more troubles to come?

In the end, the roller coaster showed it might be possible to defeat Nadal sometime over the next two weeks, but also just how tough that is to do.

After winning the first ...

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