Found November 08, 2012 on Fox Sports:
A 14th straight victory over the world No. 5, David Ferrer, was enough to ensure that Roger Federer, the defending champion in these ATP World Tour Finals, will reach the knockout semifinal stage on Sunday. But that was not the only thing on Federer's mind after his 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory Thursday. Like most other people gathering in what is known as the Tennis Family Room here at the vast 02 Arena, Federer sounded surprised that the ATP Board had turned down an offer of an $800,000 prize money increase at next year's ATP Masters 1000 tournament at Indian Wells. "I heard about it as well," he said. "I wasn't in the room when everything went down because it's at the board level, the CEO level. But, as long as I am president of the Players Council, I won't discuss (issues) with you guys in the media," Federer said. "What I can tell you is I will investigate and make sure the decision they have taken is, indeed, the right one. If it's no...
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