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Federer fights past fan-favorite Blake

HEART BREAKER Swiss champ Roger Federer had to beat not only James Blake, but also the large, partisan crowd that rallied behind the New York state native


"I couldn't really do the small steps to get to the balls. I was making too many unforced errors, and I couldn't cover the court as well as I did the first three, four sets," he said.

"I started thinking a bit too much," he added.

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