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Turn back the clock for Roger Federer

Swiss' fourth-round win harkens back memories of his vintage days as world No. 1

Updated: January 20, 2014, 10:31 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

In recent years, a mere handful of men have monopolized these precious Grand Slams.

Since Marat Safin summoned the strength to take down national hero Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian Open final nine years ago, there have been only five different Grand Slam singles champions. You know their names: Roger Federer (13), Rafael Nadal (13), Novak Djokovic (6), Andy Murray (2) and Juan Martin del Potro (1).

In terms of life outside professional tennis, they are all still relatively young ...

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