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Nadal struggles, survives first round
Britain Wimbledon Ten Heal 1
Rafael Nadal plays a return to Martin Klizan during their match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday. - photo by Associated Press
LONDON — Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner. The reason for the two-time Wimbledon champion's recent inability to play well on grass remains something of a mystery.