Murray: I'd sign up to play Nadal in Wimbledon quarters

by: Matt Cronin June 17, 2013

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Andy Murray says he would be fine if his Wimbledon draw forces him to face two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Nadal, who has won seven of nine tournaments in 2013 after missing seven months of play with a knee injury, will likely be seeded No. 5 at the All England Club.

Murray skipped Roland Garros due to a back injury but bounced back to win the Queen's Club title on Sunday. Nadal has won all three of his meetings with Murray at Wimbledon, including the 2011 semifinals.

"I know there will be a lot of interest in the draw this year as Rafael Nadal looks like being seeded fifth, but as a player you can't get too obsessed about the draw," Murray wrote in his BBC column. “I'd sign up to be in the quarterfinals against Rafa tomorrow if someone offered me that. You could say if I get through that match then the semifinal might not be as tough, but if you want to win the biggest tournaments you have to beat the best players in the world. It doesn't really matter where they are in the draw."

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