The King reclaims his crown

Updated: June 6, 2010, 4:07 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Five years ago, a swashbuckling, 19-year-old Majorcan strode into Roland Garros.

He wore his dark hair long, almost to his shoulders; his white capri pants were midcalf; and a sleeveless green shirt showcased his bulging biceps. His raw, willful game found a home on the red clay. Two weeks and seven victims later, he owned the place.

Rafael Nadal is 24 now, a pirate no more. The shorts are shorter, and so is the hair. His shirt has sleeves, and ...

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