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Federer loses to start Masters Cup defense; Murray beats Roddick

Updated: November 10, 2008, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI, China -- Roger Federer's back was fine. His game still needs mending.

Gilles Simon defeated Federer 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Masters Cup on Monday in the Swiss star's first match since a sore back forced him out of his last tournament.

Later, Andy Murray of Britain beat Andy Roddick of the United States 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in the other Red group match.

The second-ranked Federer said earlier he didn't know what to expect when he played his first round-robin match in the ...

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