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2:05PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Federer major hurdle for Murray in final

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England -- Think of the Mets making the World Series. Consider the Islanders getting to the Stanley Cup Final. Nothing compared to Andy Murray playing in Sunday's Wimbledon men's final. A nation turns its lonely eyes to him.

"Great Scot, a Briton in the Final,'' was the headline in the Independent. An editorial in the Times of London, the paper first published in 1785, with the headline "Magnificent Murray,'' began "Andy Murray's achievement yesterday was immense.''

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Copyright © 2012 Newsday. All rights reserved.

8:07AM

RealClearSports: Federer Knows How it Works

By Art Spander
For RealClearSports.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- He contends he knows how it works. "I think,'' said Roger Federer, "I have played over 100 matches on grass now.'' That is to his advantage. And perhaps, since he will be 31 in a month, to his disadvantage.

A year ago, two years ago, in consecutive Wimbledons, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals. So watching from afar, and knowing tennis is a sport of the young - Novak Djokovic is 25, Rafael Nadal 26 - we declared Federer a dinosaur.

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© RealClearSports 2012

4:15PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Roger Federer calls first Wimbledon match against Novak Djokovic 'intriguing'

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England -- Intriguing. Roger Federer might have described his Wimbledon semifinal Friday against No. 1 Novak Djokovic as important. Or critical. Or possibly a last hurrah. But he called it intriguing.

They've played 26 times, Federer, the man with the record 16 Grand Slam titles, and Djokovic, who has replaced Federer at the top of the rankings. Federer has won 14, but Djokovic has taken seven of the last eight, including three straight.

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Copyright © 2012 Newsday. All rights reserved.

9:35PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Roger Federer rallies from two sets down to win at Wimbledon

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England -- The great ones manage to find a way, which in part is the reason they are great. Roger Federer seemed destined to follow Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in this unpredictable first week but instead remains a factor and one of the favorites.

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Copyright © 2012 Newsday. All rights reserved.

9:55AM

RealClearSports: Federer at 30: 'I Can Still Crush Anybody'

By Art Spander
For RealClearSports.com

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The warrior is old, comparatively, a man of 30 in a sport of 20-year-olds, knowing the way it was, believing in the way it could be.

"It is always in my mind still,'' said Roger Federer, "that I can still crush anybody."

Which he can, if not when it matters most, in the biggest events...

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© RealClearSports 2012

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