Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/8/12

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his quarterfinal match against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Sunday's Wimbledon final seemed to follow the script. Rain fell, England's greatest hope to win its first hometown slam in 76 years faltered, and the unquestionable king of the grass court -- and tennis as a whole -- was crowned one more time. But Roger Federer's four-set victory over Andy Murray was not the mechanical type one would expect from a champion who has now won 17 Grand Slams. He had precision to his game, for sure, but it wasn't the kind of precision he's summoned in years past, when he was bagging about three major titles a year. Federer...

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