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Return of the Clay King

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

It is hard to pinpoint the moment when it hits you. Is it the pastel pink shirt? The rugby build? The puzzling way he bounces up and down while the umpire flips a coin? The incorrigible hustle back to the baseline? Or, more likely, the looping  forehand that seems to disregard all sorts of long-held physical laws?

But, it does hit you. Four years after turning the tennis world upside-down and seven painful months after an unimaginable dismissal on the same grassy court, Rafael Nadal has returned.