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Federer confirms participation in Shanghai

Federer fit to defend Masters Cup

Roger Federer will be fit to defend his Masters Cup title in Shanghai after recovering from an ankle injury.
The world number one had been a major doubt after missing the final three weeks of the regular season with a torn ankle ligament.

"A few weeks ago I was not sure how quickly my ankle would recover but now I am on the court and playing again," said Federer.

"I go to Shanghai with a fresh mind and look forward to defending the title."

Marat Safin confirmed on Wednesday that he will not play in Shanghai because of injury.


QUALIFIED FOR SHANGHAI
1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Andy Roddick
4. Lleyton Hewitt
- Marat Safin*
5. Andre Agassi
* Safin has withdrawn

The Russian stated on his website last week that a knee problem would rule him out and he has now informed the ATP.

Safin has agreed to travel to Shanghai for the tournament, which begins on 13 Novemeber, for promotional duties.

Rafael Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi all have injury worries, leaving Andy Roddick the only qualified player without any fitness concerns.

Agassi has been inactive since losing the US Open final to Federer, and a suspect back means it remains uncertain whether he will play.

Hewitt could miss the event either to attend the birth of his first child or because of an ongoing toe injury.





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cool, I'm not really a Fed fan but it just wouldn't be right without him there
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Bad news for everyone else then if Fed is fully fit!

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I just bumped up the other thread . Very good news

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Come on i think if we are all honest, we wan't to see the big two go at it at the masters cup!!!!
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Skel is correct
Everyone wants to see repeat Roge-nadal match and get a good treat
Not to discount the other players, but this is one which will have a lot of intrigue because they are equal in titles and even though Roge probably still end #1, it would be disappointment to him to not win T.M.C (and particularly if nadal win it)
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finally some good news on this shit filled day that i'm having.

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cool, I'm not really a Fed fan but it just wouldn't be right without him there
Blowe, we can do the live score thread again, like with U.S.O. Thta was fun .... well not that much fun if you were rooting only for Agassi to win.

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If Roger is 100% fit then he is going to win the masters easily now that Safin is out of the picture.
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First bit of good news I've heard all day

Let's go Rogi- Ninja Mode on full blast!!!
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Federer should be able to handle his opposition rather easily, since his only true "rival" is unable to participate, see ya down under Marat.

Good news for Roger! More time to prepare for a rematch of last years SF's.
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First bit of good news I've heard all day

Let's go Rogi- Ninja Mode on full blast!!!
Yes Ninja full blast baby.
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This is really great news.
Tennis wasn't the same without Roger. Let's show them who is THE BOSS
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Great news The TMC wouldn't be the same without the Number 1 in the world.

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