Federer, Roddick reach third round
PARIS -- Close doesn't count. Roger Federer knows that as well as anyone.
Still, even Federer had to acknowledge he found himself in a much tighter and tougher match than he would have expected -- or is used to -- in the French Open's second round Thursday before producing a 7-6 (8), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2 victory over Jose Acasuso of Argentina.
How near did the 45th-ranked Acasuso come to a startling upset -- in straight sets, no less? On four occasions, the Argentine was a point from ...
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2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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