This week it will be a truly important moment for tennis. After 14 months of absence from the ATP Tour, Roger Federer will come back on the court for the ATP in Doha, one of the most prestigious events of the first part of the season following the Australian Open and which are a prelude to the Sunshine Double .
But there are other major tournaments this week. Men will pay the ATP tournament in Marseille and the one in Santiago de Chile. Women will play Guadalajara and Dubai.
Roger Federer, after the efforts of the second round with Daniel Evans, fails to break down the resistance of Nikoloz Basilashvili, at the Doha ATP event. He fights with everything that is available, cancels three break points in the heart of the deciding set, in the tenth game he even gets a match point.
At the end of the match, it is an empty pass with the service available at 5-5 that cost the match. He finishes 3-6 6-1 7-5 after just under two hours of play, yes, but it doesn’t matter. Federer, who needed to replay, will also be present in Dubai.
For the Georgian tennis player this is obviously the most valuable victory in his career. Below the highlights.