Roger Federer facing questions again
Other players go through slumps. For Roger Federer, at 31, it's called decline.
Almost every loss brings on the cries, which have been particularly loud of late -- understandably so. By any name, his season has been disappointing -- six events, no titles and his first final just a week ago at the BNL D'Italia Masters in Rome, which ended in a drubbing by Rafael Nadal.
Unlike his matches with Nadal, Federer has taken the writing off in his stride. He's been through this before.
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