Federer, Roddick reach third round

Updated: May 29, 2009, 2:00 AM ET
Associated Press

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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