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Roger Federer beaten by Pablo Andujar at Geneva Open on return

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Roger Federer was defeated by Pablo Andujar in three sets on his return to action in the second round of the 2021 Geneva Open.

The 20-time major champion was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in his first match at the ATP 250 tournament – having received a first round bye as the top seed.

World No. 75 Andujar converted the first break point of the match to take the opening set with Federer serving at 4-5.

The 39-year-old then hit back to level the match after converting the only break point of the second set to go up 2-1.

The Swiss broke again to go up 2-1 in the decider, before losing serve at 4-3. The Spaniard broke again after converting a third match point for 6-4 to seal victory.

This was the world No. 8’s first appearance in Geneva, and he will next feature at the French Open.

The former world No. 1 had only appeared at one event – the Qatar Open in March – since the 2020 Australian Open.

It was a first career meeting between Federer and the 35-year-old Andujar, who has won four ATP titles – all on clay.

The Valencia-born player has finished as runner-up at five other clay court events – and reached a career-high ranking of No. 32 in July 2015.

Andujar will face either Dominic Stricker or Marton Fucsovics in the quarter-finals.


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