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The painful wait for history

Updated: June 10, 2012, 4:04 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- This match, played under leaden, sodden skies, was difficult to fully grasp. In a rare display of frustration, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic trashed his wooden changeover bench with his racket, earning an abuse-of-racket warning from the chair umpire. Naturally, Djokovic staged a remarkable comeback and thrust himself to within touching distance. In the process, No. 2 Rafael Nadal came absolutely unstrung, a sight almost as rare as seeing him lose eight straight games on his favorite ...

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