Don't blame Federer for Rafa's success

Updated: June 3, 2009, 4:31 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

Fifteen years from now, Roger Federer will walk past the Grand Slam trophy case on the way to his study and glance at the voodoo doll of Tommy Haas propped up next to his 2009 French Open trophy.

Just a little extra reminder of the one he almost shanked away in a fourth-round match Monday.

For as well as Haas served, moved around the court and used a high kick on his returns -- which always has given Federer trouble on clay -- the real reason Federer nearly blew his chance ...

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