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Reflecting on Rafa's remarkable career

Updated: June 3, 2011, 3:21 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

Rafael Nadal turned 25 at the French Open on Friday, and host broadcaster France Television appeared to give him a leather holder for CDs and DVDs as a gift. Nadal, a wealthy but simple man, was genuinely chuffed.

It was only fitting, since Nadal can replay all his great matches in his old age.

Birthdays are indeed a time for reflection, and for Nadal, he's done his reflecting deep into the second week at Roland Garros six of the past seven years. Thank Robin Soderling for allowing ...

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