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Roger Federer beaten in Qatar Open quarter-finals by Nikoloz Basilashvili (2021)

Roger Federer's match against Nikoloz Basilashvili was just his second since undergoing two knee surgeries



Roger Federer lost his second match since returning from a 14-month injury lay-off, going out to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner was overcome by Georgia's Basilashvili 3-6 6-1 7-5 in Doha.

Read more: Roger Federer beaten in Qatar Open quarter-finals by Nikoloz Basilashvili (2021)

Roger Federer never considered retirement despite 14-month absence from tennis (2021)

Federer will turn 40 in August



Roger Federer says he never seriously considered retirement in his 14 months away from tennis, and is returning as he feels "the story's not over yet".

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is competing at this week's Qatar Open.

Read more: Roger Federer never considered retirement despite 14-month absence from tennis (2021)


Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in straight sets to reach final (2021)

Naomi Osaka has won both of her Grand Slam matches against Serena Williams


Naomi Osaka claimed an impressive victory over Serena Williams to reach the Australian Open final and end the American's latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Three-time Slam champion Osaka withstood early pressure from Williams to win 6-3 6-4.

Read more: Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in straight sets to reach final (2021)

Australian Open: Craig Tiley 'absolutely confident' Grand Slam will go ahead (2021)

People connected to the Australian Open queued for coronavirus tests at a Melbourne hotel on Thursday

 

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley says he is "absolutely confident" the Grand Slam will start as planned on Monday, despite 160 players waiting for the outcome of coronavirus tests.

A total of 507 people connected to the event were told to isolate by Melbourne health officials on Wednesday after a hotel worker tested positive.

Read more: Australian Open: Craig Tiley 'absolutely confident' Grand Slam will go ahead (2021)


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