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Andy Murray: 'Roger Federer will play top-level tennis again because he is that good'

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Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer to get back to playing 'top -level tennis' again following his knee surgery.

Federer has not played a competitive match since the 2020 Australian Open when he went out in the semi-finals to Novak Djokovic.

Since then he has underwent double knee-surgery to correct a long-standing issue that his fitness coach says has 'bothered him for years,' and his original planned return was delayed earlier this year.

He is currently in Doha preparing for his comeback next week, and Murray, who has endured an injury nightmare of his own, is backing Federer to prove his doubters wrong.

“I just want to get out and compete and just enjoy doing what I am doing," Murray said. "I imagine Roger would be the same.

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“I am sure he has been training hard and is excited to get back out there and compete.

"I am sure in time, providing that his body is good, that he will play top-level tennis again because he is that good.

"Even if there is a slight drop-off physically for him, I would back his skill against most players. I am sure he will be fine."

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