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Federer's dream lives to see another day

Originally Published: June 5, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- The French Open is famous for its capacity to serve up surprise.

A dozen years ago, a gangly 20-year-old from Brazil named Gustavo Kuerten, ranked No. 66 in the world, won the title here at Roland Garros. In 2003, Martin Verkerk, a goofy Dutch club player, made it all the way to the final. A year later, Gaston Gaudio, ranked No. 44, won all seven of his matches.

On Friday, the brilliant men's semifinals both went the distance for the first time here since 1970 and ...

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