Profile: Nasser Al Khelaifi: Qatari mogul facing a double fault?
1 October 2020
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It is 20 May 1996 in the small Austrian town of St Polten and the second set of a first round tie in an ATP tour event. Thomas Muster – a French Open winner in 1995 and ATP World Number One earlier that year – has taken the opening set 6-0 and is serving his way to a second uncontested set against his young Arab opponent. Long shadows and a slow pace suggest a broiling early evening encounter.
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