Roger Federer wins in Stuttgart in first match in nearly three months.

Published 11:14 a.m. ET June 13, 2018 | Updated 4:15 p.m. ET June 13, 2018


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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer rallied to beat home favorite Mischa Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday in his first match in nearly three months.

The Swiss great converted four of his 10 break points to end a two-match losing streak and start his grass-court season with a win.

Federer hadn’t played since March, when he lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis and Juan Martin del Potro in Miami and Indian Wells, respectively.

“Three months is a long time, it’s longer than the year-end break. So I’m very happy returning on good terms,” said Federer, who skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row.

Zverev had never won a set against Federer in their five previous meetings, but he took the first before the second-ranked Swiss upped his game and broke the German…

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