Roger Federer's fight at the Qatar Open did not last long. Returning to competitive tennis after 405 days, the Swiss star won the first round on Wednesday (March 10) but stopped fighting in the quarter-finals on Thursday (March 11). On this day, Federer lost to Georgia's Nicolas Basilashvili in a three-set battle. The result of today's match of the legendary Federer is 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.
The owner of 20 majors easily defeated the Georgian opponent in the first set. Fearless Basilashvili then blew Federer in the second set to bring the match back to parity. The battle in the decisive set is fierce. Federer, who was leading 5-4 in the third set, lost the match point and brought danger.
Roger took a break from the tennis court after the 2020 Australian Open semifinals. After 405 days he returned to the court in his glory. The owner of 20 majors has spent the middle time performing joint surgery on his knee and getting himself fit after the surgery. Roger withdrew from the US Open and the French Open after the Australian Open last year.