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In the blink of an eye, the real Fed returned

Updated: January 30, 2010, 1:54 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Three years ago at the French Open, Patty Schnyder lost a heartbreaker to Maria Sharapova. Schnyder, a tricky Swiss lefty who never really lived up to potential, failed to capitalize on two match points in the final set and fell 9-7. Afterward, she proclaimed that Sharapova, a multiple Grand Slam winner, was a "big" champion and she was a "little" one.

You could say much the same thing about another Swiss-Russian combo, Roger Federer and Nikolay Davydenko. No prizes ...

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