Rafael Nadal did it the hard way
PARIS -- In the eighth game of the ultimate set in this extraordinary semifinal, Novak Djokovic ran into the net and -- after Rafael Nadal gleefully pointed this out to the chair umpire -- it cost him a point.
In the 14th game, Nadal ran down a lob and hit a spectacular between-the-legs shot that led to a blown overhead by Djokovic.
In the 16th game, which ended 4 hours, 37 minutes after the match began, Djokovic suddenly crashed and burned. He lost all four points on his serve and ...
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