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Roger Federer's cultural cachet

Updated: May 30, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
By Sameer Pandya | Special to ESPN.com

At the French Open this week, much of the talk will revolve around the holy trinity of the men's draw.

While Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the clear favorites to meet in the final, the father of the group, Roger Federer, continues to be, in many respects, the most intriguing.

This was made clear to me recently at a family gathering. My 72-year-old mother, born and brought up in cricket-centric Mumbai, India, shared a common experience with my wife's ...

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