Andy Murray says seeing Roger Federer competing at the French Open again has been an ‘inspiration’ to him.
Federer is making his Grand Slam comeback this week after playing just four matches in the previous 16 months due to double knee surgery in 2020.
The Swiss star has generally impressed too, and he beat Dominik Koepfer on Saturday to book his place in the last 16.
Murray, of course, can relate, with him deciding to skip the French Open after a horrendous battle with injuries in recent years.
However, as he sat at home watching Federer in action, he couldn’t help but feel inspired by what his former rival was doing.
“I’m not bothered by the outcome of this match at all,” Andy Murray wrote on Twitter during the match.
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 ❤️
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 5, 2021
“Just seeing Federer at 39 off the back of two knee surgeries playing to an empty stadium at 12:30 a.m. getting fired up is inspirational to me. Do what you love.”
Murray is currently planning to be back on the court soon himself with him scheduled to play Queens and Wimbledon this summer.
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