Groth hop­ing to up­set clay-court king Nadal

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Few peo­ple give him a chance but big-serv­ing Aus­tralian Sam Groth be­lieves he can cause a ma­jor up­set by beat­ing Rafa Nadal in the first round of the French Open. The 28-year-old is more at home on the grass courts of Wim­ble­don and is a mas­sive out­sider against the nine-time French Open cham­pion. But Groth be­lieves that vic­tory over Nadal is a pos­si­bil­ity. “I’m go­ing to go out there be­liev­ing I can [win],” said Groth. “Whether it’s a re­al­ity or not... maybe I’ll live in my own lit­tle dream world for a few days but I’m not go­ing to walk out there and think I’m beaten be­fore I get out there oth­er­wise I might as well just pack up my bags and head to the grass now.” Groth will face Nadal ei­ther to­day or to­mor­row in Paris.

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