TENNIS

Qatar Open : Georgian Basilashvili Ends Federer's Comeback In Quarters

Roger Federer's return to tennis ended in the quarterfinal stage of the Qatar open against Georgian opponent Nikoloz Basilashvili. Federer's tournament run finished after Basilashvili handed him a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 defeat.

Georgian Basilashvili saved a match point in the final set and took advantage of a tiring Federer to reach the semi-finals.

Basilashvili will meet Taylor Fritz in the semi-finals after the American beat fourth seed Denis Shapovalov 5-7 6-3 7-5.