Nadal will soon overtake Federer: MurrayJuly 28th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): British No1 Andy Murray reckons that Rafael Nadal will soon overtake Roger Federer as top dog of tennis.
Murray lost once again to the Spaniard in the semi-final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Despite pushing the Wimbledon champ all the way, Murray was found wanting on the big points as he lost 7-6 6-4.
Nadal then beat German Nicolas Kiefer 6-3 6-2 in the final, The Sun reported.
And Scot Murray, who was thrashed by Nadal at SW19 earlier this month, said: Hes definitely doing a lot of things better than he was in the past. Hes moving better on hard courts and hes changing the pace of the ball a little bit more and not playing so far behind the baseline.
Thats why I think hell be No1 in the world soon, Murray added.
Paying tribute to Murray, Nadal said: I played very well against Andy because, in my opinion, he played one of his best matches against me.
Murray, 21, now moves on to the Cincinnati Masters before flying to Beijing to take part in the Olympics. (ANI)
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