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Playing spoiler role OK with Federer

Originally Published: May 17, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- It's quite a billing, and from the world No. 1, no less: "The best player of the world today against the best player [in] history."

That's Rafael Nadal describing the semifinal matchup between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the French Open. The two will battle to see whether there is still a three-way power split in the men's game or whether Djokovic and Nadal have become the ruling pair.

For Djokovic, it is a chance to become No. 1, to tie Johnny Mac's record ...

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