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NEW YORK | Nadal passes test after test, beats much younger foe at Open

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal’s knee was bothering him. His decade-younger, barrel-chested U.S. Open foe was bashing the ball. The defending champion was two points away from falling into a two-set hole. Then he was two points away from dropping the third set. And then he was one point from losing the fourth set and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nadal passes test after test, beats much younger foe at Open