Bjorkman reaches second career Grand Slam semi

Roger Federer breezed past Mario Ancic and into the Wimbledon semifinals. Whit Sheppard writes that while all eyes were on Centre Court, two unsung men played one of the most memorable matches of the tournament on Court 1.

Updated: July 6, 2006, 12:52 PM ET
By Whit Sheppard | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- One match got under way on a packed Centre Court with the usually heavy international media contingent filling out the press box. The other began on Court 1 filled to about 75 percent capacity with 10 members of the Fourth Estate squeezing their way into the 60 or so available press seats.

Call it the Federer -- or perhaps the Bjorkman or Stepanek -- effect. Wednesday at the All England Club, all eyes -- or at least the vast majority of them -- were trained on the men's ...

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