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Brutal draw awaits Blake in early rounds

While James Blake and Roger Federer were all fun and games Saturday at Roland Garros, Greg Garber explains Blake will be all business once the French Open starts.

Updated: May 30, 2006, 8:34 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- James Blake, resplendent in turquoise from head(band) to toe, ripped a forehand down the line and Roger Federer did the unfathomable -- he framed a backhand and sent a towering drive worthy of Manny Ramirez 23 rows deep into the end zone.

The near-capacity crowd at Court Philippe Chatrier gasped in unison, but that wasn't the most amazing thing they would see on Saturday. Federer, the world's No. 1-ranked player, lost his first two service games to Blake. That's normally ...

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