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Nadal overcomes his grass problem

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 3:07 a.m.

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Martin Klizan of Slovakia on Tuesday during Nadal’s 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in his first match at Wimbledon this year.

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Martin Klizan of Slovakia on Tuesday during Nadal’s 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in his first match at Wimbledon this year.

Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

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