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There's really nothing else to add to Roger Federer's illustrious career, except more.
One more U.S. Open title would be his sixth.
One more major would be his 18th.
One more time to be the very best tennis player in the world, at age 33. Imagine that.
Federer showed his mettle and conditioning at Cincinnati by following up a disappointing finals appearance in Canada with an impressive title. His talent and form are not so much in question, at least given the improved efficiency with his bigger racket. Plus, nemesis Rafael Nadal is out of the draw.
The biggest question is Federer's energy and concentration in big moments. Although his success is well-documented, he has blown a few big matches this year, with inexplicable and aging play at times. He has been a runner-up for big titles too often, so the U.S. Open is a prime chance for redemption.
Federer has a relatively easy draw and the support of New York's tennis crowds. He knows what to do; he just has to execute better than his opponent seven times to win seven matches and the title.
One more time for added history, that's all. If he does win, it will be the story of the year with countless more Greatest of All Time (GOAT) articles.
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