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Federer looks like…well, Federer


We should all have down years like the one Roger Federer is having.

The four-time defending champion, in a well-documented season-long funk, was still brilliant in his four-set win over Novak Djokovic today. Serving and moving as well as he has all season, Federer now has a chance to match his Wimbledon mark of five straight titles here. The only downside is that he might not be squaring off against rical Rafael Nadal in the final.

The Spaniard is down two sets to Andy Murray in their semifinal at Louis Armstrong Stadium. And they were just pulled off the court because of a passing shower.

Or at least here’s hoping it’s just a passing shower…

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at 2:48 pm by Sam Weinman. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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This is the time of year the tennis world descends upon New York. Jane McManus, Harold Gutmann and Josh Thomson will be sending dispatches from the courts and corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Come back for advice on tickets, parking and whether to go for the hot dog or the lobster roll.
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