Legends limber up! Andy Murray and Roger Federer link-up for a practice session ahead of Wimbledon kick-off on Monday… with Scot making his return after a four-year absence
- Wimbledon veterans Andy Murray and Rodger Federer are back at Wimbledon
- Federer hasn’t won at the British Open since 2017, when Murray last competed
- The legendary pair were on court together for a practise session on Friday
Court 14 welcomed tennis royalty on Friday, as Roger Federer and Andy Murray took in a practise session together ahead of the veterans pair’s latest Wimbledon tilt.
The Swiss icon has touched-down in south-west London to begin his 22nd British Open, with Grand Slam tennis returning to the capital after last year’s cancellation.
An injury-plagued four years have kept Murray on the sidelines, with the 2013 and 2016 champion back via a wildcard entry in 2021.
Andy Murray and Rodger Federer were on court together on Friday at the All England Club
The iconic pair took in a practise session together, with the tournament starting on Monday
To limber-up ahead of their first-round matches on Monday, both men were on court at the All England Club on Friday for a practise session.
Murray and Federer were both seen smiling and enjoying a laugh in the sun on Court 14, with the experienced pro’s appearing relaxed before the tournament.
The Scottish star will take on Nikoloz Basilashvili in his first-round match, with the Georgian lying No. 28 in the world rankings.
Federer takes on Adrian Mannarino, the No.42 who was beaten by the Swiss champion in the last-16 at the All England Club back in 2018.
Federer comes into the competition a little off-form, having pulled-out of the French Open
The duo both begin their Wimbledon tilts on Monday, with Murray up against a tough draw
Grand Slam tennis returns to the All England Club after the event was cancelled last year
The 39-year-old was into the fourth round at the French Open earlier this month when he withdrew to ‘protect my body’.
‘After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery,’ the 20-time Grand Slam winner said.
Federer then suffered a shock defeat to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Halle Open, where Murray’s first-round opponent, Basilashvili, made the semi-final.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic enter the tournament as the favourite after a stunning victory at Roland Garros.