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Nadal wins in 5 sets in Wimbledon 3rd round

WIMBLEDON, England — Second-seeded Rafael Nadal has survived a huge scare from 33rd-seeded German Philipp Petzschner to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon.

Nadal, battling injuries to his left arm and right thigh, needed more than 3½ hours to defeat Petzschner 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.

The Spaniard made the decisive break in eighth game of the final set before holding serve to love to close out the match.

Nadal will play unseeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu for a berth in the quarterfinals.

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