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Howard Fendrich

Nadal captures 11th French Open

PARIS—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 couldn't straighten it.

After serving a fault, Nadal took the unusual step of heading to the sideline in the middle of a game.