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Roger Federer avoids Big Four plague

Rafa and Murray are out of Wimbledon, but 17-time Slam champ sails into semis

Updated: July 2, 2014, 4:07 PM ET
By Carl Bialik | FiveThirtyEight.com

LONDON -- After a 24-hour period of tremors and scares for the Big Four of men's tennis, the man who emerged with the least damage is the founding member of the sport's leading band: Roger Federer.

Rafael Nadal exited in four sets against a teenage wild card Tuesday evening. Defending champion Andy Murray didn't even get to a fourth set in his loss to Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday afternoon. Novak Djokovic slipped and fell often on his way to falling behind two sets to one against Marin ...

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