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Daily Bagel: Federer 'so close' to great year

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The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

Roger Federer on his 2011: "I was so close to having another terrific year. If I had won three or four matches more at important stages of the tournaments this year, things would have looked completely different, I would have had the confidence and momentum to go and do even greater things."

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