Can Federer stomach another meeting with the magnificent Murray?

Don't fret about Roger Federer -- yet. A Masters Cup semifinal berth is attainable. And what's up with those doggone ball kids? Did they really force Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to walk an additional (gasp!) .62 miles?

Originally Published: November 13, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Rafael Nadal's absence from the Masters Cup was supposed to make things easier for two-time defending champion Roger Federer. It hasn't worked out that way so far, with the Swiss landing in the group of death, feeling the effects of a back injury and battling a stomach ailment. Still, if he beats the sizzling Andy Murray on Friday, Federer will reach the semis.

Andy Roddick, meanwhile, won't see action this weekend.

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