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Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray reach French Open semifinal
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray reach French Open semifinal

Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals. For the first time in this year's tournament, the eight-time champion dropped a set. And this had to be on Nadal's mind: His opponent, David Ferrer, could present real problems. Not only is Ferrer ranked No. 5, and not only was he the runner-up at Roland Garros a year ago — to Nadal, of course — but he also beat Nadal on red clay the last time they played. So how did Nadal handle this test? Perfectly. From late in the second set, he won 10 games in a row, and 13 of 14 the rest of the way, to come back and beat Ferrer, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1, setting up a semifinal...

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