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Nadal brings quick end to quarterfinal

Updated: September 13, 2009, 3:01 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal has no way of knowing how his aching stomach muscles will feel when he plays in the U.S. Open semifinals.

And no one else knows exactly how much Nadal is bothered by the injury, because he steadfastly refuses to delve into details on the subject.

What the six-time major champion is willing to make clear: He feels a lot less drained these days than he normally does by the time the year's last Grand Slam tournament -- the only one he hasn't won -- rolls around.

"I'm ...

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