Federer can’t handle wind or Nadal in 3-set French Open loss

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer serves against Spain’s Rafael Nadal during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Switzerland’s Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, is congratulated by Switzerland’s Roger Federer after winning their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS — It’s rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let’s be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal’s unflinching excellence on the French Open’s red clay.

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