Grit Propels Federer to Indian Wells Title

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You wouldn't know it from the way he keeps his chestnut-colored hair just so, or how crisply and neatly he's always attired, but Roger Federer is a guy who doesn't mind getting his hands dirty once he steps onto a tennis court.

If tennis were anything like auto repair, Federer would have black halos under his fingernails and a perpetual case of skinned knuckles.

Federer's willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done isn't always apparent, mainly because you don't exactly think of him as a guy who has to work hard and fight for every good thing that comes way. His natural talent and flair ensure that he makes success look easy. But as...

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