Fed deficit? Not in confidence

Federer sounds like Roger of old after latest U.S. Open win; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looms

Updated: September 7, 2011, 10:02 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It was just past 1 a.m. Tuesday, and the rest of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was close to deserted when Roger Federer finished breezing into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with his 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 romp past Juan Monaco that began late Monday night.

And just to make sure that the message implicit in his romp wasn't lost, Federer seemed to pull a trick out of the old Invincible Years playbook: He started talking like a front-runner who thought the rest of the ...

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