World No 75 Pablo Andujar upsets Roger Federer

World No 75 Pablo Andujar upset Roger Federer at the Geneva Open to end the Swiss' winning streak on home soil

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Roger Federer does not expect to be back by Wimbledon next year

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.

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.”

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