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Rafael Nadal's feat off the charts

Updated: June 9, 2013, 3:27 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal is listed at 6-foot-1, 188 pounds, but he looks much bigger.

He hits the heaviest forehand in tennis, which is even tougher to return because he is left-handed. That torque routinely sends the ball bounding up and out of an opponent's comfort zone. And then there is his dazzling speed, an astonishing ability to retrieve and turn defense, on a dime, into offense. And more than any of these attributes, Nadal has impeccable -- and unmatched -- mental toughness.

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