Roger Federer mocks his opponents on the tennis court not by pumping fists or pointing fingers; the sublime Swiss avoids such show in his MO. He mocks players by gliding across the grass while they lumber. He paints the corners with his racquet like Picasso while opponents struggle to return his serves. The game is just too damn easy for Roger Federer.
The likeliest scenario? It will only get easier this year as Federer cruises to a Grand Slam, becoming the first man in 38 years to win the Australian, French and U.S. Opens plus Wimbledon in the same calendar year. (Steffi Graf had the last women's slam, in 1988.) Federer clinched the Aussie without losing a set. In June he faces his stiffest test, the French, where he will probably meet his clay-court nemesis, two-time defending champ Rafael Nadal, in the final. The Spaniard has knocked Federer out of Roland Garros the past two years, but this time he will pounce on Nadal's tricky forehands and take the title. Federer will win Wimbledon in his sleep (he's the four-time defending champ), setting up a coronation at the U.S. Open.
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