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Roger Federer, the shadow of the last dance

ANALYSIS – The 39-year-old Swiss, winner of the Uzbek Istomin, lit the second day of the French Open.

A mixture of impatience and concern floated in the aisles of Roland-Garros, walking in the stands of the Philippe-Chatrier court this Monday in the middle of the afternoon. The precious scent of dates, the subtle fragrance diffused by reunions. Roger Federer embodies tennis. His body language, his relaxation, his technique, his longevity have, year after year, sculpted a player apart. The man with the soles of wind carried by the cheers. Always at home. On all stages of the world. The legendary Swiss have returned to Roland-Garros, accompanied by the sun and the applause. Like yesterday. Like always. “Roger i love youQuickly shouted a spectator. “Roger, the classAnother replied. Before the classics resound “Come on Roger».

Roger Federer (39 years old, 8e world) is now advancing devoid of benchmarks. Every turn, every day arises like an obstacle. A long recovery after two right knee operations, combined with the lack of competition (9 matches in

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