Andy Murray believes that the 32-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal is the favorite to win the US Open. Nadal won Toronto's Rogers Cup title earlier this month and defeated David Ferrer in the US Open first round to successfully open his campaign.
'If I had to pick someone I would pick Rafa', Murray said. 'I think that Novak (Djokovic) is playing great tennis now and maybe he is in the slightly harder part of the draw which can make things more difficult.
I think it is between those two. Rafa’s section is, I don’t want to say easier, but Novak has the harder draw.' Murray was also impressed by Nadal's Wimbledon run ended in the semifinals after an epic match against Novak Djokovic. 'I did the Nadal-Del Potro quarter-final and it was an incredible match and one of the best that I have watched', said Murray.
'The fifth set was amazing quality. I enjoyed it but I don’t know if I would like to do it longer term or not. I hadn’t watched a match like a spectator (in a while). I was always thinking ‘what would I do in that situation?’ but I was trying to understand how Rafa would play and match-up against Juan.
I’m not sure if it’s something I’ll take up after tennis.' ALSO READ: David Ferrer: 'It will be my last US Open.
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