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Federer's streak continues -- barely

Updated: June 2, 2013, 6:47 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Before Sunday, he had advanced to a record 35 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals, a staggering achievement. But along the way, Roger Federer has been increasingly fragile.

After a dizzying and unprecedented run in which he won 16 Grand Slam singles titles in a span of 27 opportunities, his last 12 majors have yielded only one championship: last year at Wimbledon. More often, the semifinals and the quarterfinals have been the final resting place for the 31-year-old.

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