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Roger Federer pulls out of Dubai occasion to deal with coaching after dropping Qatar Open quarter-final | Tennis Information

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Eight-time Dubai champion beat Dan Evans in three units in his comeback match in Doha however misplaced to Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili within the subsequent spherical; 39-year-old mentioned: “I’ve determined it is best to return to coaching and in consequence, I’ve determined to withdraw from Dubai subsequent week”

Final Up to date: 12/03/21 7:35am

Roger Federer plans to play in occasions that can assist him regain health earlier than Wimbledon

Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 500 occasion in Dubai after the previous world No 1 misplaced within the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday, his first event in additional than a yr.

The 39-year-old Swiss, who returned to motion after two knee operations final yr, beat Briton Dan Evans in three units in his comeback match in Doha however misplaced 3-6 6-1 7-5 to Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili within the subsequent spherical.

“It has been nice to be again on the @atptour, beloved each minute enjoying in Doha as soon as once more,” 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer mentioned on social media.

“I’ve determined it is best to return to coaching and in consequence, I’ve determined to withdraw from Dubai subsequent week.”

Rafael Nadal will not take part in Dubai

Rafael Nadal won’t participate in Dubai

World No 2 Rafa Nadal has additionally pulled out of the Dubai Obligation Free occasion, which runs from March 14 to March 20.

Federer is an eight-time Dubai champion and claimed his one hundredth tour-level title on the event in 2019. He has already determined to not defend his Miami Open title on the March 22-April 4 Masters 1000 occasion.

Federer had focused a return eventually month’s Australian Open however skipped the Grand Slam and mentioned he mentioned he would play in occasions that may assist him regain health earlier than Wimbledon.

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