Federer loosens up, tightens forehand
PARIS -- His forehand has always been the window to Roger Federer's sense of well-being.
When he was the world's best player, it was a decisive stroke, the signature instrument with which he carved up the competition. For the past year or so, under pressure, his forehand has been a squirrely, nervous affair.
On Monday, the day after Rafael Nadal was ushered from the French Open by Robin Soderling, the Swiss champion's forehand was looser than a bag of writhing eels.
2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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