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In his first ever fourth-spherical match at Wimbledon, 34-yr-previous journeyman Gilles Muller is giving 15-time Slam champ Rafa Nadal all he can deal with.

There wasn’t a lot Muller might’ve completed about this level within the second set, although, by which Nadal one way or the other ran down a close to-good drop volley, then ran down a good higher lob – which Muller hit off a Nadal smash, and caught an inch in entrance on the baseline – and eventually clipped the outermost millimeter of the sideline with an inside-out backhand.