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In pics: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray while wearing a kilt in Glasgow

The Swiss maestro embraced traditions and donned a kilt during the second set while Murray wore a Tartan golf cap with an attached wig that seemed to suit him

Ayush Chatterjee 8 November 2017, 9:38 PM

Roger Federer in action in a kilt at the Andy Murray Live event Image: Getty

Federer managed to win a game whilst wearing a kilt, that is normally worn by Scottish bagpipers Image: Getty

Federer and Murray share words after the game Image: Getty

We wouldn't mind if Andy Murray brought this cap on tour with him Image: Getty

Federer jumps up for a smash during the match Image: Getty

Roger Federer warmed up for the ATP World Tour Finals in fun fashion as he beat Andy Murray while wearing a kilt in an exhibition match in Glasgow.

Federer, who skipped the Paris Masters on account of an injury, beat the home Scotsman 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in a championship tie-breaker.

The Swiss maestro embraced the culture and traditions of the Scottish Highlands and donned a kilt during the second set and even won a game.

Meanwhile, Murray wore a Tartan golf cap with an attached wig that seemed to suit him.

The proceeds of the match went to UNICEF and a local children's charity.

Andy Murray confirmed that he hopes to return to competitive tennis at the Brisbane International Open, the pre-cursor to the Australian Open in January 2018.

Murray hasn't played since the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where he limped out with a hip injury.

"When I get back on the court next year and start playing again, it might not come immediately at the beginning of the year," he said on Tuesday.

Federer, who had a similar layoff in the past, had some advice for the former world No. 1.

"Take your time, however long it takes. When you come back, you want to be at 100 per cent, otherwise the problem is you feel you just can't beat the best at the big tournaments, so it's wise and worthwhile to take the extra week, extra month maybe," Federer said.

"I'm sure Andy is going to have a lot of years left, so he shouldn't hurry, but as a professional athlete, you always want to come back as quick as possible. You need to have goals but sometimes they need to be postponed" he went on to add.

Federer believes that he himself is at 75-80 per cent fitness but hopes to be back to his best before the year-end ATP World Tour finals. Federer will go in to the tournament as the second seed, behind Rafael Nadal.

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