Federer seeking to revive mojo at year-end Masters Cup

Make no mistake: Anything less than a title at the year-end Masters Cup is unacceptable for Roger Federer. After a year fraught with adversity and question marks, the former No. 1 is primed to reclaim his mojo.

Originally Published: November 7, 2008
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Men's professional tennis was only slightly less volatile than the stock market in 2008.

Consider the striking change at the top, as Rafael Nadal, all of 22 years old, won two Grand Slam finals against Roger Federer, who had held the No. 1 ranking for more than four years. There was the swift ascension of Andy Murray to the No. 4 ranking, just behind Novak Djokovic, and the expansion of the Big Three into the Big Four. And then there was the explosive introduction ...

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