Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray hopes to see Roger Federer back in action as he would like to go against the Swiss for at least one more time. Federer, 40, hasn't played a lot over the last two years as he has had three knee surgeries since 2020.
Federer has sent a strong indication that he plans to return to action later this year as he has signed up to play the Laver Cup in late September. Also, Federer has been confirmed for an ATP 500 event in Basel, which takes place in October.
Murray and Federer are well-known rivals, having met 25 times. Federer leads the head-to-head versus Murray 14-11.
Murray: I would love to see Federer back playing
"I would love to see Roger back playing again. I don’t know his situation, but I believe he will get back to competing.
I don’t know how long for, but I really hope we can play another tournament together. It’s been a long time," Murray said, per Mario Boccardi.
Meanwhile, Murray is hoping to have a big grass season.
Andy #Murray about Federer: "I would love to see Roger back playing again.
I don’t know his situation, but I believe he will get back to competing. I don’t know how long for, but I really hope we can play another tournament together. It’s been a long time." pic.twitter.com/a8BOxXgcvv — Mario Boccardi (@marioboc17) June 8, 2022
Murray kicked off his grass season last week at the Surbiton Challenger, where he reached the semifinal before losing to Denis Kudla. Murray is now playing at this week's ATP event in Stuttgart, where he defeated Christopher O'Connell in the first round.
“I have prepared well and physically feel good. Grass is my best surface I feel. I have prepared as best I can for it," Murray noted. “We will find out in a few weeks what the outcome is for it but the thing I can control is not the results and the performances at Wimbledon but I can control my preparation, my attitude on the court and my effort.
I can guarantee I will give 100 per cent on that side of things to give myself the best chance to have a good run."