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Federer says he's healthy enough for season-ending Masters Cup

Updated: November 8, 2008, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI, China -- Roger Federer doesn't like hearing himself announced as No. 2 in the world, and hopes his aching back doesn't hamper his pursuit of regaining the top spot.

"I just don't like the ring of it," the defending champion said Saturday with a smile on the eve of the season-ending Masters Cup. "It sounds a bit awkward to me. It is a challenge to get back to No. 1."

The round-robin tournament features the top eight players, and Federer will meet Gilles Simon of France on ...

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