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PARIS (AP) One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art.
The canvas for Federer's strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat's paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur. The 23-year-old, the first Bosnian man to play at a major tournament, idolizes the 17-time Grand Slam champion. He had to pinch himself as they warmed up in a chilly breeze for their third-round match Friday.
"Strange feeling," Dzumhur said later. "Like I'm dreaming."