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Rafael Nadal loses again on clay, falls in Italian Open quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal loses again on clay, falls in Italian Open quarterfinals

The French Open is rapidly approaching and Rafael Nadal is suddenly not so dominant on clay anymore. The Spaniard was beaten, 7-6 (7), 6-2, by eighth-seeded Stan Wawrinka in the Italian Open quarterfinals Friday; his fifth loss on clay this season. Nadal wasted four set points in the tiebreaker, surrendering a 6-2 lead. “I didn't have enough leg in some moments today. He played crazy. He hit amazing shots in a lot of moments, and especially important ones,” Nadal said. “At 6-2 he played a lot of good points. “I am not very happy with the way I played,” Nadal added. “During the night the ball is bigger, the bounces are not that high. So he...

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