Roger Federer: 8 Keys to Winning His Second French Open in 2012

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Roger Federer: 8 Keys to Winning His Second French Open in 2012
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Roger Federer expects to win the 2012 French Open. He is not there to watch the crowning of Rafael Nadal for a seventh time, or to see Novak Djokovic reign over all four Grand Slam titles.

Next week, Federer will bid arrivederci to historical Rome and take the long road northwest to France on his journey for one more French masterpiece.

Federer will arrive in the City of Lights, but he will not be there for the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Louvre, or the fine restaurants depicted in Ratatouille.

He is bringing his own star to Roland Garros and will look to shine his legend upon the red clay of Roland Garros.

He will bring his beautiful skills and combative mentality, but most of all carry the confidence that he will sign his name a second time upon L'Arc de Triomphe.

The following is a gallery tour of eight recent Federer masterpieces. It is featured in first person narrative through the confident mindset of Federer in his preparation to win his second French Open title.

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