Be careful what you wear, Rafa

Updated: June 2, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | ESPN.com

PARIS -- The last time Rafael Nadal played the French Open in pink, we all know what happened. He lost.

OK, so it's possible that the loss wasn't about the color of his shirt. Maybe it was his bad knees. His parents' separation, perhaps. Or even Robin Soderling's fine play.

All plausible explanations. On the other hand, he and Soderling had met just a few weeks earlier in Rome, with Nadal winning 6-1, 6-0. That time, Nadal had worn a yellow-and-white shirt. Coincidence?

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