Mercedes Cup: Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev on return to tennis

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Roger Federer made a winning return to tennis as he beat Mischa Zverev in the second round of the Mercedes Cup. Federer won 3-6 6-4 6-2 in Stuttgart after he missed the clay-court season in order to be ready for Wimbledon.

During his two and a half months out, he has dropped to second in the world rankings, behind Spain’s Rafael Nadal.

But the 36-year-old will regain top spot if he reaches the final in Germany and faces either Guido Pella or Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the last eight.