Wawrinka, Murray reunite on Centre Court

The two major champions enjoyed a practice session at Roland-Garros on Wednesday

Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Roland-Garros 2020©Cedric Lecocq / FFT
 - Reem Abulleil

More than three years after they faced off in an epic five-set semi-final at Roland-Garros, Grand Slam champions Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray reunited on the red dirt of Court Philippe-Chatrier for a practice session on Wednesday afternoon.

Murray posted an emotional message on his Instagram after his first practice on Centre Court on Monday, commemorating his return to Roland-Garros for the first time since 2017.

The British ex-world No.1 referred to that semi-final against Wawrinka as the match that "turned out to be the end of my hip" and his long journey back to competition included two surgeries and months and months of recovery and rehab.

Former Roland-Garros champion Wawrinka, who announced on Monday he was parting ways with his coach of eight years Magnus Norman, has also endured a tough battle with injury since that last-four marathon, going through multiple knee operations before he found his way back into the top 20.

Wawrinka and Murray have faced off 20 times in career matches, with the latter triumphing in their most recent showdown in the final of the ATP event in Antwerp 11 months ago.

Stan Wawrinka, Roland-Garros 2020, entraînement©Corinne Dubreuil / FFT