Nadal looking for uncharted territory

Updated: June 8, 2013, 10:36 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- David Ferrer, ecstatic, fell back on the red clay, his lifetime achievement finally secured. And then, even as the idea of his first Grand Slam final in 42 tries began to register, he sprang up with startling quickness, as if this new thought had occurred to him:

"Oh, [expletive deleted]. Now I have to play Rafa in the French Open final."

An expletive might not have surfaced in that complicated moment, but there was a strangely sober look on Ferrer's face as he walked to ...

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