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Patna : World No 6 & second seed Roger Federer, 39, Switzerland, edged past World No 28 Dan Evans, 30, UK, in a a three-set thriller to reach the quarter-finals of ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Doha, Qatar, on March 10, 2021, late night. Federer, who has returned to tennis court after one year due to two knee operations, beat Dan Evans 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 in 2nd round.

Federer, the winner of 20 Grand Slam singles titles, fired 13 Aces in the match to 9 by Evans. Both the players won 1 break point each during the match. Evas won 3 games in arow in the match to 2 by the Swiss. Evans also committed 3 double faults. Federer, in all, won 116 points during the match to 112 points by Evans.