Challenge of calendar Slam awaits Federer

In his last two matches, Roger Federer won sets where his opponent did not win a game. As Chris Fowler writes, Federer has the ability to be ruthless, but in a classy way, to his opponents.

Updated: January 31, 2006, 5:16 PM ET
By Chris Fowler | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- What strikes me about Roger Federer that is not often talked about with him is he's ruthless in his own very classy, understated way. And you see it in finals.

He has an unbelievable ability to win sets 6-0 or 6-1 against very good players. Obviously against Baghdatis, fatigue was a problem. But Federer wouldn't concede anything in this match.

The key point in the match was at 6-5 in the second set, Baghdatis was serving at 40-love and everyone in the ...

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