Roger Federer makes his post-Australian Open return since his fourth-round defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai this week. Federer has won the Dubai event seven times, but this year he’ll look for an 8th which would give him 100 career titles. The Swiss maestro is seeded second behind No. 1 Kei Nishikori. Seeded third is Marin Cilic and No. 4 is Khachanov. Federer opens against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.