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Roger Federer reaches quarters

Updated: July 2, 2012, 5:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- The Centre Court crowd, buzzing with casual conversation during a changeover, suddenly went silent when the chair umpire uttered words rarely heard at Wimbledon, or anywhere else.

"Ladies and gentlemen," he said, "Mr. Federer is taking an off-the-court medical timeout."

Roger Federer has seldom been slowed by health issues, but he briefly left the court Monday because of a back injury and had spectators wondering whether he would return.

After an eight-minute ...

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