Federer to face Chardy or Evans in comeback match in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Roger Federer will face the winner of the match between Jeremy Chardy and Dan Evans in the Qatar Open next week in his first competition in more than a year. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is playing in his first tournament since he reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in February 2020. He underwent two right knee operations last season. The 39-year-old Federer has a bye and faces a second-round challenge from either Chardy or Evans who play each other Monday.