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A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic.World No. 2 Federer, who was bidding for a seventh title at the year-ender, apologized but told the crowd he was not "match-fit" after developing a back problem.Djokovic becomes the first player to win the Tour Finals title three years in succession since Ivan Lendl (1985-87) but was not really in the mood for celebrating when he collected the trophy and $1.92 million check.ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode, standing alongside Federer, then announced that British No. 1 Andy Murray, who failed to qualify for the semifinals after being thrashed by Federer Thursday, would play Djokovic in a one-set exhibition match instead.
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