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Nadal ends drought in dominating fashion

It had been nine months since Rafael Nadal won a tournament. However, the way in which he won the Pacific Life Open proved the Spaniard is not just a clay-court specialist, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

Updated: March 19, 2007, 5:40 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

The four-day weekend that began last Thursday was heaven for people who love both college basketball and tennis. We could toggle back and forth between all-day, all-night hoops and the afternoon and evening matches at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells. Calif. Duke ousted! Roddick wins! Ewing Junior reverse dunks! Murray rolls ankle but outlasts cramping Haas!

So many NCAA games come down to a single failure to execute: a missed free throw, a pass to mid-court heaved directly into ...

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