Andy Murray made his first appearance on the tennis court in over a month in Zurich on Monday, losing the match to Roger Federer. During a charity match for Africa, Andy Murray and The Swiss Maestro were having some fun together with the crowd in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Scotsman said he is looking forward to the rest of the season and he is targeting his return next week at Monte Carlo, in a Masters Series 1000 event. Andy Murray has suffered an elbow injury and illness just before Miami Open and he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

Murray has also missed Great Britain's Davis Cup event against France last week in Rouen, where his squad failed to qualify for the quarterfinals.

However, he kept his promise and appeared at the Hallenstadium in Zurich to play Roger Federer in the Match For Africa.

It wasn't about the result, but Federer won anyway

Even though the result is not important, let's mention that Roger kept his streak alive and he is still unbeatable at the moment. He won 6-4 7-6 (5).

Andy Murray talked to the Eurosport and said: "ATP Monte Carlo starts in one week and I'm hoping to play there, if my recovery from the elbow injury continues to progress well. If not, then I just need to be patient and we'll see what will happen next week. I know I'm getting there, but I'm also careful, knowing that things should be taken slowly".

He was diagnosed with shingles right after his early exit from the Australian Open, when he lost against Mischa Zverev, but he insisted to play the next month in Dubai, claiming that he is recovered.

He won that tournament, but in the next one, at Indian Wells, he suffered a tough defeat against Canadian Vasek Pospisil, just before he was diagnosed with an elbow injury.

Murray is preparing for the clay season, while Federer enjoys his rest

Murray said he enjoyed this match against Federer, appreciating Roger's invitation to the event.

He also said that he tried to get it to a third set, but just couldn't do it.

The Australian Open, Miami Open and Indian Wells champion Roger Federer, once again showed his philantrophic side and said that he is planning to do more things like this before the French Open starts, in May. He is also planning to get some rest, after these incredible three months.

"I'll be resting most of the time," Roger told reporters. "I can tell that my body needs some rest. But, it's all good. The plan is to be back for the Roland Garros in Paris."