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Buzz: Fed flies in front of Will Ferrell

Playing his best tennis in years, Swiss champion easily advances to fourth round

Updated: August 30, 2014, 3:13 PM ET
By Greg Garber and Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Two months ago, Wimbledon seemed to be Roger Federer's last best chance for his record 18th Grand Slam singles title.

Well, the old man got to the final, but couldn't quite close the deal, losing to Novak Djokovic in a spirited five-set match. One of the prevailing thoughts these days regarding the 33-year-old's major opportunities is that the US Open constituted his stiffest challenge, in terms of degree of difficulty. The windy conditions, the back-loaded schedule -- and Djokovic's ...

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