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Astute Ancic hoping to halt Federer's Wimbledon run -- again

Since Mario Ancic shocked Roger Federer six years ago at the All England Club, their careers have gone in diametrically opposite directions. But a more astute Ancic is confident that lightning can strike again when the two meet in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Updated: July 2, 2008, 3:55 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Every so often, the intersection of two players at a Grand Slam tournament isn't just a match, it's a fable.

Wednesday's quarterfinal match between Mario Ancic and five-time defending champion Roger Federer isn't exactly the tortoise versus the hare, but it is a striking example of the way careers can collide, diverge and come back together again at dramatic times when players go around the track at different paces.

Enough water to submerge ...

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