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Roger Federer’s farewell: One court, four legends and 66 grand-slam titles

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Does Roger Federer still have it? At 15-0 down in the first game of what felt like your all-time fantasy tennis doubles match, Federer leaned gently into it, the same apparently effortless stroke that has melted a million hearts, the crispest timing, the high, elegant follow-through, and there it was, a backhand down-the-line winner.

Of course he still has it. Andy Murray, at the net, couldn’t get a racket on it. Many in this nearly packed O2 arena had paid £35 for the chance to see it: a Federer practice session.

They got their money’s worth, because it wasn’t just Federer, it was all the “fab four”. Or the fab three plus Murray — however you want to call it.

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