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Federer breezes in wind-strewn day

Updated: May 31, 2011, 4:46 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- The stout breeze was ruffling Roger Federer's white shorts, and he was clearly uncomfortable on yawning Court Philippe Chatrier. When your game is as intricate as Swiss clockwork, when your hair is always just so, the wind can wreak havoc with all those moving parts.

Federer took a healthy backhand cut, and the ball, moving like a knuckler, glanced off the top of his frame and very nearly disappeared. Soaring in a huge parabola, it had a hang time of about four seconds and ...

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