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Federer shrugs off French rout as Wimbledon set to begin

Updated: June 22, 2008, 9:18 PM ET
Reuters

LONDON -- Five-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer said on Sunday he had banished thoughts of his 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 French Open mauling at the hands of Rafael Nadal and planned to dominate the draw at the All England Club as usual.

"It's almost easier to forget a loss like that," the world No. 1 said on the eve of his bid for a modern-era record sixth consecutive singles title.

"The French Open was over in such a hurry ... so it's easy just to look forward and concentrate on grass. ...

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