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Roger Federer’s return to the professional tennis championships after an absence of nearly 14 months ended with a loss to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals of the Doha Qatari Championship.
Federer led the first set with a score of 6-3, before the Georgian player turned the tables on the “Maestro” and won two consecutive sets, by 6-1 and 7-5.
In the semifinals, Basilashvili will face American winner Taylor Fritz, who beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 5-7 6-3 7-5.
Source: Reuters + RT