One for the thumb for King Nadal
Repeating a championship is one of the most difficult feats in sport.
In 2005, Tiger Woods won the Masters. He is 0-for-4 since. In 2005, Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500. He is 0-for-4 since. In 2005, the Patriots won the Super Bowl. They are 0-for-4 since.
These are all top athletes in their particular arenas, and they couldn't accomplish it. Defending a prestigious title is a deathly sharp, two-sided blade; not only is there a tendency to relax into self-satisfaction ...
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2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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