Federer withdraws from Dubai after Qatar exit

Roger Federer returns the ball during his match with Nikoloz Basilashvili in Qatar

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ROGER FEDERER: Look, I come from so far away that I'm actually happy that I was able to play back-to-back three set matches against top players, you know that's an important step forward to me. Like I said, this is not-- I'm not at 100% yet. I can feel it. I can see it, you know, and from that standpoint, important is to be 100% by the grass court season. I know that. I'm still building up, so this is a stepping stone.