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Federer's dramatic win an ominous sign for the field

On the precipice of defeat, Roger Federer proved his physical condition and mental toughness are second to none.

Originally Published: January 18, 2008
By Luke Jensen | ESPN.com

Roger Federer has the ability to absorb everything that's thrown his way. Janko Tipsarevic was determined from the first point of this match to give everything he had. His effort against Roger was similar to that of the players who have given Federer fits in the recent past. Tipsarevic approached this match much the way Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian have when facing the world No. 1. He ambitiously attacked from both wings and held serve consistently.

Tipsarevic's ability to maintain ...

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