Andy Murray compares Mayweather v Pacquiao to Federer v Nadal
Last Updated: 29/04/15 2:48pm
Andy Murray believes this weekend’s fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is similar to Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's rivalry.
The world No 3, who is playing in an ATP 250 event in Munich this week, also feels neither welterweight boxers can prepare for the pressure on fight night.
And Murray has likened the big fight to on-court tennis tussles between two of his sport's greatest players.
"It would be like Federer and Nadal having never played each other and just having a one-off match to see who the better one would be," he said.
"Both of them have been involved in huge fights before but I think this is different, will probably define both of their careers. It’s going to be, I would imagine, very hard for both of them to handle the pressure because I don’t think they’ve either been in a fight of this size before.
"Maybe Mayweather's a little bit more experienced fighting in Vegas but it’s going to be tough for both of them and that whoever’s mentally stronger I think will have a significant outcome on who wins the fight."
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