Roger Federer: "I'm walking fine"

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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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