Ho-hum Federer still playing for history
NEW YORK -- When Roger Federer plays tennis, there is always a chance you will see something extraordinary.
There was such a moment Tuesday in his first-round match against Czech-born Ivo Minar.
In the fifth game of the second set, Federer was floating along, 3 feet behind the baseline, when Minar hit a scorching cross-court forehand that seemed to surprise him. Federer accelerated to his right, with swift and precise steps, and -- with the ball behind him -- flicked his wrist, almost ...
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