• Federer hazy on return to world number one


    SHANGHAI: Roger Federer insisted he wouldn’t go out of his way to capture the coveted year-end world number one ranking, despite sealing back-to-back Masters wins in Shanghai on Sunday. The third-ranked 33-year-old will return to number two on the back of his run in Shanghai, where he beat Gilles Simon 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) for his fourth title of the year. But Federer, who swatted aside top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, said getting back to number one, a position he last held two years ago, had not entered his thinking. “I’m not even going to change my schedule because of it. I haven’t thought about it, to be quite honest,” said Federer.



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