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Roger Federer will make a return from injury that has kept him out of the 2016 French OpenGetty

Roger Federer takes on Taylor Fritz in the men's singles second round clash of the 2016 Stuttgart Open on Wednesday (8 June).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK will be available on British Eurosport. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

It is not often that you see a legend of the game play in an ATP 250 tournament, but with the former world number one would play in Stuttgart, as he is returning from injury he sustained ahead of the French Open.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion has been ravaged by injuries this season. Federer had to undergo a knee surgery post the Australian Open, and just as he was set to compete in the following competition, he injured his back. This lead to the Swiss Maestro pulling out of Roland Garros, the first time that he has missed a major event since 1999.

The current world number three will come as favourites, but as he is returning from injury, he will need to hit his strides immediately.

On the other hand, his opponent Taylor Fritz is an exciting talent but is still new to the ATP Tour and is yet to make his mark in the world of tennis. Ranked 65th in the world, Fritz will need to make the most of the opportunity as it is not everyday that you get to face a tennis legend. It is unlikely that he will cause an upset despite Federer's back injury.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Roger Federer to win: 1/10
  • Taylor Fritz to win: 5

Head-to-head

The duo have never faced each other in ATP Tennis history.

Stuttgart Open history

Federer and Fritz will be playing each other for the first time on 8 June at the Stuttgart Open.