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Federer willing to concede any chance of regaining top ranking

The U.S. Open title was his ultimate vindication, but Roger Federer won't bite off more than he can chew. After bailing out of next week's Stockholm Open, the Swiss officially relinquished his No. 1 ranking.

Updated: October 2, 2008, 3:06 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Can't get excited now that the Grand Slams have gone faster than an Ivo Karlovic rocket down the middle? Come on, there's still much to keep an eye out for this fall. Here are a few, led by an off-the-court matter, namely Roger Federer's whereabouts.

Fed's return? Federer's decision to bail out of next week's Stockholm Open raised eyebrows, given his explanation.

Pulling from a relatively small event at this time of the campaign isn't uncommon, although the recently ...

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