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Federer awaits Roddick

Updated: July 2, 2005, 1:43 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England – The No. 2 player in the world had just uncorked his best serve of the day – 125 mph, deep in the corner of the court, to his opponent's backhand.

Perfection.

If only the man on the other side of the net wasn't Roger Federer. If only the man staring back at him wasn't the world No. 1, a player so far ahead of anyone else that he had lost just eight of his last 95 sets on grass.

Then maybe the yellow blur would have sneaked by. Then maybe Lleyton ...

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