Federer rolls past Murray to win 13th Grand Slam title

Updated: September 13, 2008, 7:40 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The handwritten letters and the e-mails, the care packages and -- get this -- the instructional DVDs began reaching Roger Federer early in the season, after a bout of mononucleosis precipitated the end of his streak of 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals.

The volume increased after Federer lost the French Open and Wimbledon finals. From all around the world they arrived, some to his parents' house in Switzerland, some to his agent, some to his hotels. They came from retired players ...

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