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Federer opens with tough matchup

Roger Federer is looking for his fourth consecutive Wimbledon crown. However, as Whit Sheppard writes, getting out of his section of the draw will be no easy task.

Updated: June 23, 2006, 3:58 PM ET
By Whit Sheppard | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- If Roger Federer is to capture his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and assume sole ownership of the Open era record for the longest grass-court winning streak (which he shares with Bjorn Borg at 41 straight), he'll have to be in form right from the beginning of the 120th rendition of The Championships.

Federer has drawn a first-round match with No. 66 Richard Gasquet of France, whom he narrowly beat in three tight sets last week in a Wimbledon warm-up in Halle, Germany. ...

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