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8:23PM

Bleacher Report: Men's Tennis Begins New Era with Kei Nishikori-Marin Cilic Final at 2014 US Open

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

NEW YORK — Up at the Stadium, they said farewell to Derek Jeter on Sunday, gave the Yankee shortstop of 20 years his special day, a couple of weeks before retirement. Twenty-four hours earlier and a few miles away, across the East River, we said goodbye to an era in tennis.

So long to a Grand Slam men’s final which had Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. So long to what we knew. So long to what we expected.

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Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc.

9:13AM

Bleacher Report: Roger Federer Misses Last Chance to Win a Grand Slam Title at 2014 US Open

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

NEW YORK — Suddenly, Roger Federer looked older. It wasn’t so much the creases in his face, the age lines. It was the creases in his game. It was the inability to handle Marin Cilic, to whom he never before had lost.

It was the comments after his defeat, the lack of belief to do what he had done for so many matches over so many years, which is make a comeback.

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8:14AM

Bleacher Report: US Open 2014: Roger Federer Defies Age, Shows Champion's Grit in 5-Set Thriller

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

NEW YORK — He was down two sets to none, and even Roger Federer thought the end might be near, that he could be knocked out of the U.S. Open, that his chances for that one last Grand Slam had vanished.

Not that he would ever show it on the court.

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Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc.

6:35PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon men's final

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

It wasn't Novak Djokovic's first hurrah, his victory Sunday in the Wimbledon men's final, but it might have been Roger Federer's last.

A month from his 33rd birthday, Federer was out to get his eighth All-England title. Djokovic had that in mind and also hoped to rid himself of the doubts about his play in championship matches.

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6:33PM

Bleacher Report: Epic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer Wimbledon Final Delivers Unforgettable Drama

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

LONDON — Roger Federer thought it was going to be enough. Except it wasn't — for him.

For tennis, for those who love any sport for the beauty and tension of competition, for those who love athletic brilliance, it was more than enough.

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