The return of the regal Roger Federer
He was leading Novak Djokovic two sets to love in their U.S. Open semifinal when the long, inevitable arm of gravity pulled Roger Federer back to earth. He had just turned 30, and when Djokovic beat him on the way to his third major title of the year, Federer looked, well, old.
It was the second straight Grand Slam event in which Federer had lost his nerve; at Wimbledon, he blew an eerily similar 2-0 lead against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The logical conclusion: Federer ...
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