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Nadal the ultimate dirt devil with French Open win

Originally Published: June 5, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

PARIS -- Through the first week of the French Open, Rafael Nadal insisted he wasn't playing the kind of tennis that results in a Grand Slam title.

That assessment was proven wrong when Nadal won his sixth French Open title in the past seven years with a 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.

Nadal wasn't the only one who doubted he'd make it through the tournament unscathed. His uncle, Toni Nadal, who has coached him since 4 years old, said he also thought they'd ...

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