Rafa finds time for horseplay

Updated: June 21, 2011, 4:03 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- The life of a tennis player, although often extraordinary and filled with endless perks, follows a simple pattern, one etched deeply in the routine: Play a match, and the next day go to practice.

Rafael Nadal is no exception. Rather, he's more stringent than most in application.

After dispatching an acrobatic Michael Russell to open Centre Court proceedings, the defending champion was back at it, accompanied by the usual suspects of coach Uncle Toni, ...

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