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Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003
Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003

NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open championships and 17 Grand Slam titles, more than any other man in history. Much of the tennis world was eagerly anticipating that for the first time, Federer and Rafael Nadal would conduct their rivalry at the U.S. Open. Instead, 31-year-old Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who had only won three of 27 sets and never a match from Federer, stands as a U.S. Open men's quarterfinalist. The seventh-seeded Federer lost to 19th-seeded Robredo, 7-6 (3),...

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