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Impossible standard Djoker created

Updated: August 28, 2012, 9:29 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal hasn't been seen since Lukas Rosol shook hands with the devil and executed the match of his life. Nadal fell victim to forehands skipping on the chalk and serves at 130 mph to the corners. It sent Rosol to one of the great Wimbledon upsets.

It sent Nadal off the scene. Injury kept him from the Olympics, the North American hard-court season and now the U.S. Open, where he was a champion and a finalist the past two years. He will affect this tournament only through ...

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