The reality for Nadal and Federer

Moving forward, two most prolific players today have a lot to prove at Wimbledon

Updated: June 24, 2014, 7:28 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

LONDON -- The ball was struck surprisingly deep, within inches of Roger Federer's white shoes along the Court No. 1 left baseline, but the resourceful Swiss player adjusted and cracked a crisp half-volley back at Paolo Lorenzi.

Even as he followed through, Federer began sprinting back to the right side and, sure enough, Lorenzi's reply carried him into the doubles alley, where he nailed a running forehand down the line for a clean winner.

Although Federer was still in play, Rafael ...

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