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Roger Federer wins his first Shanghai Masters title
Roger Federer wins his first Shanghai Masters title

Shanghai Masters winner Roger Federer was so rusty in his first match back this week after a month-long break that he was close to packing his bags and heading home. The Swiss star had racked up 57 unforced errors against Leonardo Mayer in the second round and fought off five match points before finally pulling through well after midnight. Four days after his narrow escape, however, he captured his fourth title of the year with a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) win over France's Gilles Simon in Sunday's final. “I got very, very lucky,” Federer said. “I know what a privilege it is to be here today.” It's been a banner year for Federer despite the fact he's...

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