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"That Was As Good as It Gets"
L. Jon Wertheim
December 29, 2003
So said a certain bald superstar from Las Vegas about the play of the lavishly talented Roger Federer, who elevated the men's game in 2003
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December 29, 2003

"that Was As Good As It Gets"

So said a certain bald superstar from Las Vegas about the play of the lavishly talented Roger Federer, who elevated the men's game in 2003

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He'll get there soon enough. But for now, we'll raise a glass to Roger Federer less for the future than for the year that was. Here's to his refuting the tired complaints that men's tennis has devolved into an exercise in brute force. Here's to his having comported himself like a professional. Here's to his proving that, in tennis anyway, style and substance need not be an either-or proposition.

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