Federer has an answer for every question

Roger Federer won his 10th Grand Slam, and did so without dropping a set. Simply put, the world's No. 1 player had an answer for everything his opponents threw at him, Luke Jensen writes.

Updated: January 28, 2007, 1:21 PM ET
By Luke Jensen | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- At this year's Australian Open, I saw so many different approaches toward the question: How do you beat Roger Federer?

In the semifinals, Andy Roddick tried to attack Federer. It didn't work and Roddick got smashed.

In the final, Fernando Gonzalez must have thought, "I have a big forehand, use a lot of top spin and I can run with this guy, so let me try and play Federer's game." That didn't work. Gonzalez had opportunities, leading 5-4 in the first set and up ...

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