Roddick will give Federer the best challenge

Updated: July 2, 2005, 5:51 PM ET
By Barry Lorge | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Here is why it is so fitting for Roger Federer to be called, in Wimbledon's quaintly anachronistic argot, "the gentlemen's singles champion."

It was during a tense and gripping semifinal match between Andy Roddick and Thomas Johansson that had been suspended overnight from Friday to Saturday that a rested, relaxed Federer was invited into the interview room. He was asked if he was happy to see his would-be opponents in Sunday's championship match running and gunning ...

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