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Roger Federer has fans' heart but Novak Djokovic has game to win final

Roger Federer has fans' heart but Novak Djokovic has game to win final

For awhile Sunday, almost out of nowhere, he was the old man and the spree. It was exceptional, almost awe-inspiring just to be there. You see lots of ordinary things in sports. You don't see much of this. Could Roger Federer, left for dead in the second set of the BNP Paribas Open men's final at Indian Wells, against clearly the best player in the game at the moment in Novak Djokovic — and doing so in one of the more prestigious events in the sport of tennis — levitate himself back into this match? Do dogs bark? They were playing for a $900,400 first prize. Neither cared about that. Maybe they would later, but not when the ground was shaking with every...

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