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Carlos Alcaraz of Spain plays a forehand against Taro Daniel of Japan during a Second Round Match at the 2023 French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2023 in Paris, France. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images hide caption

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The Spanish tennis pipeline that's produced Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal

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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Jack Sock of the U.S. to win in four sets 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 1, 2015. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Frances Tiafoe of the United States celebrates after winning a point against Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in New York. Julia Nikhinson/AP hide caption

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Rafael Nadal brandishes the spoils of his U.S. Open final victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. The Spaniard's win in New York City — his fourth U.S. Open title — gives him 19 career individual grand slam wins, just one shy of rival Roger Federer's record. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rafael Nadal celebrates a point against Stan Wawrinka during the final of the French Open. Nadal, who has dominated on clay in his career, did not leave the outcome in doubt for long. The Spaniard claimed his record 10th French Open title on Sunday. David Vincent/AP hide caption

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Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland kisses the Australian Open trophy during the awarding ceremony after winning the men's singles final against Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia. Xu Yanyan/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal Friday at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Steve Darcis of Belgium, left, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain Monday, after winning their first-round match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images hide caption

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