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Who can foil the Rafa party?

Updated: June 4, 2010, 9:44 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PARIS -- This is the hand of cards we all expected in the French Open men's semifinals, right? Two late bloomers, a chronic underachiever and the best clay-court player of his or perhaps any generation.

In the past, Roland Garros often has shuffled the deck and presented us with little-known face cards, but then came three straight years (2006-08) where the draw played to form and Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer lulled us into thinking that the clay was yielding a truer bounce.

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