The Fed file: A chronicle of recent struggles
The warning signs were there for Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
The usually silky Swiss was in trouble against Igor Andreev in the first round and, in the quarterfinals, versus another Russian in Nikolay Davydenko. Escaping, Federer then cruised in the semis and final to notch a record-extending 16th Grand Slam title. It was all going so well.
Since then, though, Federer has struggled, arming detractors who suggest he's no longer dominant.
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