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Nervous Rafael Nadal ousted at Miami Open

Nervous Rafael Nadal ousted at Miami Open

Not long after 15-year-old San Franciso native CiCi Bellis was given a stern lesson on Stadium Court by the world's No. 1 Serena Williams, the lower half of the men's draw registered a 5.0 on the Richter scale when second-seeded Rafael Nadal was rocked by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco early Sunday evening at the Miami Open. Nadal, still not in top form since appendix surgery last November, joined seventh-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka and 11th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — fresh off a three-month arm-related layoff — on the sideline after falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to his amigo in a third-round match. So Nadal, a four-time runner-up here, will leave Key Biscayne...

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