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Roger Federer’s return to Tennis ended in the quarterfinal stage of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open against Georgian opponent Nikoloz Basilashvili. Federer’s tournament run finished after as Basilashvili handed him a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 defeat.

Federer has shown himself to be returning to form in his first tournament since undergoing two knee surgeries, even taking the first set in rather dominant fashion. Ultimately, Basilashvili saving seven of 10 break points, including a match point at 4-5 in the decider, was too much for the Swedish international to overcome.

“It is unbelievable. He is one of the greatest of all time,” Basilashvili said in an on-court…

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