Wimbledon 2013: I’d take Nadal in the quarters now, claims Murray

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray claims that he would jump at the chance to face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals

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Andy Murray won his third Aegon Championships title on Sunday Photo: Marianne Bevis

Andy Murray claims that he would jump at the chance to face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year.

Nadal is widely expected to be named as the fifth seed at the All England Club, which means the Scot could be pitted against the French Open champion in the last eight at SW19.

And Murray, who won his third Aegon Championships crown at Queen’s Club on Sunday with a three-set win over Marin Cilic, says that he would welcome the opportunity to face Nadal in the quarters.

“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 told BBC Sport.

“I’d sign up to be in the quarter-finals against Rafa tomorrow if someone offered me that.

“You could say if I get through that match, then the semi-final 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.”

Murray was a losing finalist at Wimbledon last year as Roger Federer claimed his seventh crown.

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