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Nadal’s bad back offers off-court drama at French

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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 5:05 pm | Updated: 11:29 pm, Sat May 31, 2014.

PARIS — The closest thing to intrigue or drama involving Rafael Nadal on Saturday came after his 31st consecutive French Open victory concluded.

That’s when the eight-time champion revealed that a painful back is slowing his serves — and, all in all, giving him more trouble than his opponents so far.

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