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Roger Federer beats Dan Evans in his first match for more than a year, at Qatar Open – Wide World of Sports

‘It has been a long and tough road for me’

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After more than a year out, Roger Federer started his 24th season on tour with a win.
It was far from easy for the former No. 1, though, as he was pushed hard by Dan Evans at the Qatar Open before winning the second-round match 7-6 (8) 3-6 7-5 on Wednesday.
It was Federer’s first match in 405 days after having knee surgery following the 2020 Australian Open.
“Feels good to be back,” Federer said in an on-court interview. “I’m happy to be standing here regardless of if I won or lost. But obviously…

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