Federer shows age in five-set loss
Swiss champion fails to make French Open quarterfinals for first time in a decade
PARIS -- You've seen the play thousands of times:
Roger Federer takes the serve to the ad-court out wide, forcing the right-hander to hit a backhand, then moves forward and, as the opponent scrambles to get back to center, swipes a winning cross-court forehand that actually leaves the court inside the service line.
Facing a critical break point in the fifth set of his fourth-round match with Ernests Gulbis, Federer reached into the archive and ... missed the shot a few inches ...
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