Federer shows age in five-set loss

Swiss champion fails to make French Open quarterfinals for first time in a decade

Updated: June 1, 2014, 3:53 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

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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