Roger Federer’s sad announcement after loss in comeback event



Roger Federer has left fans gutted after announcing his withdrawal from next week’s ATP 500 event in Dubai.

Playing in his first tournament in 14 months at the Qatar Open this week, the Swiss legend was beaten in the quarter-finals by Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili.



It was just the second match in his comeback event after beating Dan Evans in three sets on Wednesday.

While Federer was scheduled to play in Dubai next week, the 20-time grand slam champion announced later on Thursday that he’s withdrawn.




“It’s been great to be back on the ATP Tour, loved every minute playing in Doha once again,” he wrote on Twitter.

“A big thank you to the best and loyal team that helped me get here.



“I’ve decided it’s best to go back to training and as a result, I’ve decided to withdraw from Dubai next week.”

After waiting over a year to see Federer back in action, fans were understandably disappointed they won’t get to see more of him.


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