Unexpected test for Novak Djokovic

Radek Stepanek gives top-seeded at Wimbledon a run for his money

Updated: June 25, 2014, 4:17 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

LONDON -- The differences at this elite level of tennis are sometimes exceedingly marginal.

Novak Djokovic, explaining his loss to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, embarked on a detailed discussion of the rising temperature's tendency to render the spin of Nadal's forehand slightly heavier and, therefore, harder to handle. A loss of concentration in the third set and another at critical mass in the fourth, he added, were responsible for giving Rafa his ninth title at Roland Garros ...

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