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French allegiance squarely with Federer

Originally Published: June 3, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- For all the nitpicking and the barrage of almost daily drive-by examinations of the perilous state of his mind, Roger Federer is nothing if not consistent.

On Wednesday, Federer walked onto Court Philippe Chatrier and, with nearly 15,000 spectators as witnesses, thoroughly destroyed their favorite son, native Parisian Gael Monfils.

The score was 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4, and when it was over Federer was into another Grand Slam semifinal, his 20th in a row.

Yes, while No.1 ...

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