Rafa remains perfect at Roland Garros

Updated: June 10, 2007, 8:51 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- There it stood, so tantalizingly close.

As Roger Federer tried in vain to solve Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, the silver Coupe des Mousquetaires -- the only Grand Slam trophy missing from the No. 1-ranked player's collection -- sparkled in the sun behind a baseline, 10 feet overhead.

So successful everywhere else, so superb against everyone else, Federer once more succumbed to Nadal at Roland Garros, one win short of a French Open title, one win short of a ...

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