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NBC booth gave viewers a bit too much detail about Rafael Nadal’s hydration status

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are battling it out in what looks like a possible classic French Open semifinal. Nadal’s between-point routine of going for a towel and then going through a variety of rituals has been a big talking point throughout for the NBC broadcast, with possible time warnings on offer for both Nadal and Djokovic.
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