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'Thank you Sir Andy, the feeling is mutual,' says Roger Federer in reply to Andy Murray

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Roger Federer has tweeted a reply to Andy Murray showing the mutual respect and admiration the pair have for each other.

Federer, at almost 40 year old, played only his sixth match in 16 months on Sunday at the French Open winning a late-night four set battle against Dominik Koepfer.

After taking a long spell out from the sport due to double knee surgery, it was a big ask of the Swiss ace, playing a three and a half hour match which lasted into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Watching at home was Andy Murray, who is himself attempting to come back from major surgery to regain his form on a big stage and he tweeted that Federer was an inspiration to him.

"I'm 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 love,' tweeted Murray.

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Federer has now replied to that tweet, thanking him and letting him know he feels the same way.

“Thank you Sir Andy,” Federer tweeted, acknowledging Murray’s knighthood, the feeling is mutual."

Federer then went on to reference their possible meet-up at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships which both players are hoping to play.

"You gotta love it, see you on the grass" continued Federer.

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