Video: Roger Federer plays while wearing a kilt in exhibition match against Andy Murray
What happens when a stylish object meets a crafty magician? The stage is set on fire, as was proved by the legendary Roger Federer, who donned a kilt during an exhibition match against Andy Murray in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Federer dazzled across the court in his usual style and looked more like a ballet dancer than a tennis player, for the better part of the contest. It seemed as if the kilt was adding to his evergreen persona while the fans had a ball.
Murray, who has not played since a quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon, ended up losing 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 on a champions tie-break.
While Federer was in his normal outfit before the start of the match, at the end of the first set, he said during a courtside interview that he would gladly wear a kilt if one was produced. Soon his demand was met as the crowd went bonkers.
The Swiss wonder rocked the Highland attire with as much grace and ease as he would exhibit while playing a forehand down the line. And he was really in the mood to give an audition for a fashion show in the midst of the game.
"It was matching to my outfit, I couldn’t believe it," Federer said about his costume change. "I couldn't believe how quickly it was organised. When I took it off I felt naked, it felt nice and snug and heavy."
Murray wasn’t far behind either as he wore a comedy tartan hat and wig during the tie-break.
Watch the Swiss maestro display his strokes while wearing the kilt!