Federer makes winning return

12 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Federer makes winning return

Roger Federer won his first match contested in over a year Wednesday as the 20-time Grand Slam champion returned from injury to beat British number one Dan Evans at the Qatar Open, reports AFP. Federer, who underwent two knee surgeries in 2020, still proved a tough opponent for an in-form Evans who ultimately succumbed 7-6 (10/8), 3-6, 7-5 after an epic tussle lasting two hours and 24 minutes. The Swiss great had not played a match since a semi-final defeat by Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January 2020. “I don’t know if it was ever completely pain free,” Federer said.


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