Federer, again, can't close the deal

Updated: September 11, 2011, 12:46 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It is an inevitable fact of life: Men of a certain age sometimes have difficulty, uh, finishing. This summer, Roger Federer has come to learn that troubling truism for himself.

Before this year's Wimbledon tournament, he had won every one of his 178 best-of-five Grand Slam matches when taking the first two sets. But in the quarterfinals at the All England Club, up two sets on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Federer, shockingly, lost the last three sets by identical scores of 6-4. ...

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