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No time for ‘greatest match’ reminiscing for Nadal

IMAGE: A file photograph of Rafael Nadal (right) and Roger Federer embracing at the nets after the former defeated the latter to win the Wimbledon tennis championships, on JUly 6, 2008, arguably the best tennis encounter of all time. Photograph: Reuters

Ten years older, 10 years more battle weary and injury hardened and with a decade’s worth of extra silverware, Rafael Nadal returns to the scene of his most epic triumph against Roger Federer still believing he can reawaken his Wimbledon best.

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No final, of course, could top the 2008 classic which was celebrated at Wimbledon on Friday with a special screening of a new documentary ‘Strokes of Genius’ moncler sale outlet that focuses on that particular duel and the evolution moncler outlet of the rivalry between this year’s top two seeds.

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After winning his 17th Grand Slam title on the Paris clay, Nadal, as last year, spurned the chance of a grasscourt tournament warm up, pulling out of Queen’s for the second straight year and opting to fine tune his game in exhibition matches.

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“But that’s how it works. I am not 20 any more. After a long claycourt season, the body needed a rest, a slow adaptation to the grass. That’s what I did,” added the No. 2 seed, who faces Israel’s Dudi Sela in the first round on Tuesday. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.