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8:51AM

CBSSports.com: The Joker prevents possibly 'biggest match of all time' at Open

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com


NEW YORK -- Mats Wilander said it would have been "the biggest match of all time," but it won't happen this year -- and maybe never.

Rafael Nadal made it to the U.S. Open final; Roger Federer didn't.

It was the man they call the Joker, Novak Djokovic, who ruined the plot, tore up the script, defeating Federer, 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, Saturday in a semifinal of brilliance and surprise.

Read the full story here.

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9:28AM

CBSSports.com: Federer determined to show he still has what it takes to be best

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com


NEW YORK -- Success became a burden. Roger Federer couldn't accept defeat. "I got spoiled," he conceded.

So did everyone. As the wins became losses, the praise became doubt. And criticism.

He had aged, we were reminded. He had slipped. He was finished.

Read the full story here.

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8:25PM

CBSSports.com: Loving U.S. Open and New York City ... there's nothing like it

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com


NEW YORK -- The hottest show in town? It isn't "A Little Night Music," as popular as that Sondheim hit may be. It's a little day and night tennis at the U.S. Open, off Broadway and off the charts.

This place, the Billie Jean King Center, is a swirl of forehands and backslapping, oversized tennis balls to get autographed and oversized Carnegie Deli sandwiches to get munched.

Read the full story here.

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7:30AM

RealClearSports: Roger Federer: In Decline and In Denial

By Art Spander
For RealClearSports.com


WIMBLEDON, England -- In team sports someone else makes the decision. You're traded or waived or, in that left-to-twist-in-the-wind category unique to baseball, designated for assignment.

In tennis, however, it's all about ego. And doubt.

Read the full story here.

© RealClearSports 2010
4:42PM

CBSSports.com: Champ slipping on court, starting to miss at class too

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com


WIMBLEDON, England -- The champ left like a chump. The man who always made the shots this time became the man who could only make excuses. Roger Federer knew how to win. Someone ought to teach him how to lose.

It was a poor showing by Federer on Wednesday, but less so on the court in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. He simply was beaten by Tomas Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, but he also lost points in the interview room during the post-match press conference.

Read the full story here.

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