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Rafael Nadal seeks history at French Open

He eyes 8th crown in final vs. Ferrer

PARIS — His words catching in his throat, Toni Nadal called it ‘‘really a miracle’’ that his nephew is back in the French Open final.

Seriously? Miraculous? More like expected, given that Rafael Nadal is 58-1 for his career at Roland Garros, a seven-time champion who will become the only man with eight titles at one Grand Slam tournament if he beats David Ferrer in Sunday’s all-Spanish final.

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