Andy Murray, who currently holds the world No. 1 title, believes that it would be a fatal mistake for anyone to write off Roger Federer in this year’s French Open.

Murray maintains this position inspite of the Swiss having missed much of the clay court season.

For Federer, the 2017 season so far has been a remarkable one which has seen him win the Australian Open as well as the Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells and Miami. This came on the heels of his stay for six months out on the sidelines in 2016 as he recovered from an injury.

Fresh from winning the Miami title in early April, Federer who holds an 18-time Grand Slam winner record made it known that he was not going to be participating in any of the upcoming European clay court tournaments as he had already set his sights on the French Open at Roland Garros.

Murray, in an interview withTennis World USA, made it known that Federer could cause an unexpected upset at the French Open.

“If he plays like he did in the beginning of the season, he can definitely win,” said the Scot.

“It won’t be easy for him to play a Grand Slam event without playing any match on that surface, but he already showed in Australia that he feels comfortable also without playing too many matches.”

In 2009, Federer carted home the French Open, beating Robin Soderling of Sweden in straight sets at the final match of the event.

Andre Agassi, in another interview also shared his belief that Federer could continue to play on at the ATP Tour for probably four or five more years before he can think of hanging his racquet.