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    Roger Federer sees action in Qatar on return from 13-month layoff

    Mar 10, 2021
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    DOHA, Qatar — Roger Federer will face Britain's Daniel Evans in the second round of the Qatar Open on Wednesday as the Swiss great makes his comeback after a 13-month break.

    Federer, who has had two operations on his right knee since playing at the Australian Open last year, is a three-time champion at the Doha tournament and has a 26-3 record at the complex.

    The 30-year-old Evans saved 16 of the 18 break points he faced to overcome French player Jeremy Chardy, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, on Tuesday. Evans has lost all three of his previous meetings with Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion.

    South African qualifier Lloyd Harris dug deep to upset seventh-seeded Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (3), 6-7 (6) 7-5 over two hours and 40 minutes later Tuesday, and sixth-seeded David Goffin beat Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 6-4.

    Also, there were wins for Vasek Pospisil and Marton Fucsovics.

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