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Who else is second best?

Updated: August 27, 2005, 2:10 PM ET
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Andy Roddick recently joked that his best chance at beating Roger Federer was to punch him. Well, he likely won't go that far, but Roddick has fallen into the "second-best" category. Here's a look at other sports figures whose luck always came up short:

Alydar This talented thoroughbred memorably lost all three 1978 Triple Crown races to Affirmed -- the Kentucky Derby by 1 lengths, the Preakness by a nose and the Belmont by a neck. It is widely viewed as the greatest Triple Crown matchup ...

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