World No 75 Pablo Andujar upset Roger Federer on the Swiss superstar’s ATP Tour return on Tuesday at the Geneva Open.
The Spaniard bounced back from 2-4 down in the deciding set to win 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 over one hour and 52 minutes in front of a small crowd at the Parc des Eaux-Vives.
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Federer, who was playing his first match since 11 March, saw his 32-match winning streak on Swiss soil come to an end as Andujar recorded just the fifth Top 10 win of his career.
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Going into the tournament, Federer was worried about the level of his opponents on tour.
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“I am just concerned about where my game is at,” the 39-year-old said before his clash against Andujar.
“The guys are back on Tour in a good rhythm, the level everyone is producing is great. I want to achieve that again too.
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“I need to play 10 matches to give you a better answer [about my level]. Things have been going well in practice.”
Federer underwent two arthroscopic right knee surgeries in 2020. Before this, he had competed in only one tournament this season.
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“When you come back from an injury, you’re in a different place than everyone else. I am excited about the comeback, and won’t be focused on being at the same level as Rafa [Nadal] or Novak [Djokovic] right now.”