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This may be only beginning for Federer

Updated: July 3, 2005, 7:30 PM ET
By Barry Lorge | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- In brushing aside Andy Roddick in straight sets Sunday to grasp his third successive gentlemen's singles title at Wimbledon, Roger Federer again produced some shots that seemed almost ethereal. That is a fitting place to begin trying to assess one of those rare talents that could elevate the whole game to a new stratosphere.

Federer has made the extraordinary his norm on the grass courts of Wimbledon, the exceptional his standard. He is so far above his contemporaries, ...

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