Wide-open field a burden for Federer?

Updated: June 3, 2009, 4:53 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PARIS -- How rich is this? Roger Federer, whose chances of tying Pete Sampras' record for Grand Slam titles were left for dead by some critics in the past year, has a walloping good chance to do it at the one major that eluded the American and so far has remained beyond the Swiss superstar's reach as well.

The men's draw has dissolved into competitive anarchy following quadruple defending champion Rafael Nadal's shocking fourth-round ouster by Sweden's 23rd-seeded Robin Soderling, ...

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