‘The feeling is mutual,’ says Roger Federer in response to Andy Murray’s ‘inspirational’ comment

Roger Federer and Andy Murray

The Roger Federer-Andy Murray love-in continued on Twitter after as two tennis icons shared their mutual respect for each other.

After spending more than a year on the sidelines on the back of two knee operations, Federer made is return to Grand Slam tennis at the French Open last week.

On Saturday the 39-year-old, who is just over two months away from turning 40, played in his first-ever night match on Court Philippe-Chatrier, albeit without fans due to the 9pm curfew in Paris.

The Swiss great booked his place in the fourth round as he managed to hold off Dominik Koepfer in more than three hours, but during the match Murray tweeted his admiration for the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

“Im not bothered by the outcome of this match at all. Just seeing Federer at 39 off the back of 2 knee surgeries playing to an empty stadium at 12.30am getting fired up is inspirational to me. Do what you ❤️” he wrote.

And Federer thanked the three-time Grand Slam winner for his kind words, writing: “Thank you Sir Andy, the feeling is mutual. You gotta love it Green heart See you on the 🌱🎾 ”

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