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Pouille boosted after upsetting Nadal

By Agence France-Presse in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2016-09-06 07:45

Rising French star inspired by work ethic of the world's best players

Two trips to Grand Slam quarterfinals - the second of which was sealed by Sunday's US Open upset of 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal - has taken any lingering sting out of Lucas Pouille's failure to make France's Olympic team.

"I'm looking forward," the 22-year-old said, and well he might after prevailing in a scintillating fifth-set tiebreaker over Nadal, a player he's admired since his youth.

Pouille boosted after upsetting Nadal

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