Federer wins first match in over a year

Twenty time tennis grand slam winner Roger Federer has made his much anticipated return to action after more than a year with victory in the opening round of the Qatar Open.

The 39-year-old Swiss had not played a competitive match for more than a year having undergone two knee surgeries last year.

Federer beat British number one Dan Evans 7-6, 3-6 7-5.