Roger Federer

Roger Federer beaten by Pablo Andujar at Geneva Open on return

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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