Life on the outside for Federer

Updated: May 25, 2011, 11:08 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- One minute past 11 a.m., Roger Federer, blinking, stepped into the bright light on Court Suzanne Lenglen. It was an undignified hour and venue -- some would go so far as to call it an insult -- for a 16-time Grand slam singles champion.

Although Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the two men who have surpassed him at the top of men's tennis, played their early matches on the grand stage of Court Philippe Chatrier, Federer finds himself the odd man out at this year's French Open. ...

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