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Roger Federer withdraws before ATP Finals match against Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer withdraws before ATP Finals match against Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his championship match against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, handing a third straight title in this event to the top-ranked Serb and dealing a potential blow to Switzerland's Davis Cup ambitions. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he hurt his back in the nearly three-hour semifinal win over Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka on Saturday night in which Federer saved four match points. "Unfortunately I'm not match fit,” the 33-year-old Swiss told the crowd at the O2 Arena. “I tried everything I could last night, also today: painkillers, treatment, rest, so forth, warm-up, until the very end. But I...

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