Federer on firmer ground in French

tennis

May 27, 2007|By Chuck Culpepper | Chuck Culpepper,Los Angeles Times

PARIS -- Long the weirdo of the men's tennis majors, the French Open has become a veritable homecoming king. It's the new global leader in intrigue and pertinence.

Its three brethren - the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open - have become those tournaments Roger Federer always wins, and while few could yawn watching Federer play tennis, only the French Open retains the peerless mystery of an ongoing Federer climb.

French Open Today through June 10, Roland Garros, Paris TV today: Noon, ESPN2

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