PARIS (AP) In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried.
He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand was cramping so badly he couldnt straighten it. After serving a fault, Nadal took the unusual step of heading to the sideline in the middle of a game.
Tough moment, Nadal would say later. I was very scared.
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