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Despite an abbreviated schedule, Roger Federer rules the roost

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My first comment since comments have disappeared.
The example of Mr Federer shows that fewer can be sometimes better if properly chosen.

Sir Alex is gone long live Sir Alex

Without detracting from what Mr. Federer has done, I think it's a stretch to say he "ceded" the French Open to Rafa. Every aspect of Rafa's game is suited to clay and outdoor, whilst every weapon of Mr. Federer's is ill suited to clay and best employed indoors, hence his record of only two wins in 15 clay court meetings against Rafa. Had he gone to Roland Garros, he probably would have lost before the final and had he made the final would have been beaten badly like he always has been on Philippe Chatrier against Rafa.


We really need to savor this time. There has never been a player as magnificent and beautiful and exquisite to watch as Roger Federer, and his resurgence is a blessing to every tennis fan. Savor each moment of his latter-day success and thank the tennis gods for Mr. Federer.