In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer will be competing in the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

PARIS (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.

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