Federer’s comeback to start out vs. victorious Evans


DOHA, Qatar — Roger Federer will face Britain’s Daniel Evans within the second spherical of the Qatar Open on Wednesday because the Swiss nice makes his comeback after a 13-month break.

Federer, who has had two operations on his proper knee since enjoying on the Australian Open final yr, is a three-time champion on the Doha event and has a 26-3 document on the complicated.

The 30-year-old Evans saved 16 of the 18 break factors he confronted to beat French participant Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 on Tuesday. Evans has misplaced all three of his earlier conferences 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.

Additionally, there have been wins for Vasek Pospisil and Marton Fucsovics.

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