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Roger Federer talks Tiger Woods

Updated: September 3, 2011, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Roger Federer says "it's been hard to watch" his pal Tiger Woods struggle lately.

"It's hard to follow, because you know what an athlete wants to do. He wants to be out there and compete and that's what he's not able to do with his injuries right now," Federer said Saturday after a third-round win at the U.S. Open.

Federer said he and Woods chatted briefly on the phone earlier this week.

The two used to take part in a friendly competition over who would reach ...

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