Roger Federer: "I'm walking fine"

Roger Federer in the ATP Finals semi-final against Andy Murray
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Roger Federer says that he is "walking fine" after a back complaint during the win over Ivan Dodig at Indian Wells.

Roger Federer has played down fears that he is struggling with a back injury following his 6-3 6-1 win over Ivan Dodig.

The world number two took just 61 minutes to reach the last 16 at Indian Wells, but said that he "tweaked" his back in the later stages of the match.

However, he admits it is not an uncommon complaint for him and revealed that he will rest up ahead of his next match.

"At the end tweaked it a little bit," the Swiss told reporters. "But it's not the first time it's happened in my career.

"I know how to deal with it. I'm walking fine. I have a day off tomorrow. Everything is all right."

Federer will play either Lleyton Hewitt or Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
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17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
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19United States John Isner2,110
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