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Rafael Nadal breezes through first set
With only a couple of shouts of "Vamos!" during a difficult service game at 3-1, Nadal completed a tidy 6-2 first set over Mikhail Youzhny with a curling forehand, cross-court winner to break Youzhny for the second time.
Youzhny is a plugger, a guy who gets to lots of balls and has good endurance, but no one does that better than Nadal, who already seems to have taken away Youzhny's...