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Federer found a way to beat Nalbandian

Roger Federer had just dropped the first set and was down a break in the second. But, as Whit Sheppard writes, the No. 1 player in the world found a way to come back against David Nalbandian.

Updated: June 9, 2006, 6:30 PM ET
By Whit Sheppard | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Pffffftttt.

That was the sound that seemed to linger in the air early Friday afternoon as the French Open final everyone wants to see appeared to be on the verge of dissolving.

With No. 3 David Nalbandian leading world No. 1 Roger Federer 6-3, 3-0 in the day's first semifinal, prospects seemed shaky for a Sunday matchup between top-seeded Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who will stand in the way of Federer's quest to make tennis history.

If Federer wins Sunday, he ...

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