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Competition stiffens for Fed, Djoker

Originally Published: May 17, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- The fourth round of a Grand Slam is a bridge between the first and second week, where players leave the fears of an early exit behind and start to dream. They dream of winning and walking out to play on the last weekend. The serenity and intensity of the grandest occasion in tennis.

The carnage in the women's draw has left the door open for many a hopeful, while the men face the Grand Slam fortress built in recent years by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and now, perhaps, Novak Djokovic. ...

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