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Sports Shorts: Federer to make comeback in Stuttgart on June 14

June 03, 2017 19:38 IST

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday

Roger Federer

IMAGE: Roger Federer of Switzerland. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Switzerland's Roger Federer will return to action at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on June 14, ending his 10-week break from the sport, the tournament's director said.

Federer returned from a six-month injury break to win the Australian Open in January, but skipped the entire claycourt season, including the French Open, to focus on preparing for Wimbledon.

Federer will play in the Stuttgart and Halle grasscourt events before travelling to London to begin pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title, Stuttgart tournament director Edwin Weindorfer said.

Italian MotoGP: Vinales on pole with Rossi alongside at Mugello

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on Saturday, while veteran Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi delighted the home crowd with second place on the grid.

The Spaniard lapped the scenic circuit north of Florence with a best time of one minute 46.575 seconds, 0.239 quicker than 38-year-old Rossi, at the end of qualifying to secure his second successive pole and third in six races this season.

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso qualified third to make it two Italians on the front row, with team test rider Michele Pirro fourth.

Honda's Spanish pair Dani Pedrosa and triple world champion Marc Marquez start fifth and sixth respectively.

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