Mother Nature relents long enough for Nadal to end match
Mother Nature refused to let Rafael Nadal and Robin Soderling finish their third-round match. But after Nadal won in five sets over five days, neither player had anything nice to say about the other. Bonnie DeSimone explains.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Instead of best-of-five sets, Rafael Nadal and Robin Soderling had to play a best-of-five days.
It took the Spaniard and the Swede a full work week to finish a third-round match while June faded to July. Nadal, who won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 7-5 in a match that was longer than the score indicates, is still a full two rounds behind defending champion Roger Federer on the other side of the bracket.
If the weather holds -- which seems unlikely at what the venerable ...
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