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Nadal, Federer supplement singles wins with doubles flourish

Updated: August 11, 2008, 8:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BEIJING -- Rafael Nadal took the court at 10:30 a.m. and hit his final shot more than 11 hours later. Roger Federer's first day of Olympic tennis was slightly shorter but just as successful.

The two rivals, both bidding to become Olympic medalists for the first time, were winners in singles and doubles in the opening round Monday.

Playing the first match on center court, Nadal overcame numerous missed chances by sweeping the final four games to beat Potito Starace of Italy 6-2, 3-6, ...

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