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Masters Cup title would be Fed's perfect ending

Updated: November 7, 2008, 3:59 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

If you thought Roger Federer might follow Rafael Nadal's lead and pull out of the Tennis Master's Cup, you haven't been paying attention to the emerging narrative. Roger Federer has reached the same point Pete Sampras did shortly after he wrapped up his sixth straight year as the year-end No. 1 player in 1998. He's playing for history now, and there's history to be made in Shanghai.

If Federer can win the Masters Cup, he joins Sampras and Ivan Lendl, the most underrated of Open era ...

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