WATCH | Roger Federer in a kilt defeats a tartan-hat wearing Andy Murray
Andy Murray looked quite different to the crowd as he donned a Tam o' Shanter complete with ginger wig to face Roger Federer during a charity game in Glasgow, who had borrowed a kilt from a female fan mid-game. The not so serious game ended in the Swiss’ favour, who won it 6-3 3-6 10-6.
This was the first time that Andy Murray returned to the court in public since suffering a hip injury at Wimbledon as he played an exhibition game against Roger Federer. Neither took the charity game seriously, which drew a decent turnout of 11, 000 at the SSE Hydro Stadium in Glasgow, and it ended with Federer winning 6-3 3-6 10-6.
After taking the first set 6-3, Federer was interviewed when he joked, "If anyone brings me a kilt, I will put it on." A woman in the crowd appeared at the side of the court willing to give him hers, and Federer held up his end of the bargain.
Roger Federer's 1HBH, but in a kilt.#AndyMurrayLive pic.twitter.com/apNt9jkxMN— Ashish TV (@Ashish__TV) November 7, 2017
In the second set, Murray came back with
"Now your turn"— Ashish TV (@Ashish__TV) November 7, 2017
Federer gave Murray a hat to wear.#AndyMurrayLive pic.twitter.com/4wWPFCaa1n
The World No. 2 ended up taking the tiebreak 10-6 to win the exhibition, and although Murray didn’t say if the hat troubled his playing, Federer later revealed, “When I took it off (the kilt) I felt naked because it was nice and snug and heavy.”
The world number two had earlier spoken of being welcomed to Scotland with shortbread made by "Andy's granny" and a can of Irn Bru.