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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nadal faces of First Exam

Men's singles world number one Rafael Nadal, will begin its title defense at Wimbledon with a match against American Michael Russell. If there is no surprise, the left-handed Spaniard is likely to meet again with the eternal rival Swiss Roger Federer in the final grand slam the grass field.

Based on the draw, Nadal and Federer are in different lines so that they will meet at the top of the party. However, before it materialized classic final, Federer must begin with the battle against players of Kazakhstan, Mikhail Kukushkin. If it keeps moving, the third seed is likely to first meet with world number two, Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. 

If this meeting happen, would be a repetition of the new French Open semifinals, when Federer Djokovic stopped fantastic record throughout 2011. At that time, Federer, who won Wimbledon six times, beat Djokovic to end the 41 winning streak. 

However, when Djokovic who made it through all the obstacles in the lower half of his journey to reach the finals, it is definitely a player that Serbia was ranked first ATP. That is, he shifted Nadal from one world ranking. 

Another match that would return attention is the meeting between American player, John Isner, and French player Nicolas Mahut. Although the achievements of two players is nothing compared to Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, duel in the first round will remind people of what happened last year in the arena of the All England Club, when they played for 11 hours to reach the second round ticket. The duration was recorded as the longest match in the history of a tennis match. 

"The lottery Isner vs. Mahut in the first round after last year was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in tennis," the Briton said in a statement that the fourth-seeded Andy Murray, through his Twitter account.

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