Andy Murray says Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon exit is a warning to top seeds
Last Updated: 04/07/15 11:22am
Andy Murray believes Rafael Nadal's shock Wimbledon exit is a warning to the rest of the top seeds.
Nadal, a two-time winner at the All England Club, fell to a four-set defeat at the hands of world No 102 Dustin Brown in the second round on Thursday.
It is the fourth consecutive year at the All England Club in which Nadal has been eliminated by a player outside of the world’s top 100, and Murray admits the Spaniard's defeat will keep the rest of the field on their toes.
"When that happens, it's always a bit of a warning to everyone else," he said.
"The depth of tennis just now is very high and upsets happen, and for sure they happen more than they did a few years ago."
Nadal's defeat does provide a boost for Murray and means the draw has opened up for the British No 1 after eighth seed David Ferrer, also placed in Murray's quarter, withdrew from the tournament through injury.
Murray plays Andreas Seppi for a place in the last 16 on Saturday where he could meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Ivo Karlovic and then a potential mouthwatering all-British quarter-final against James Ward.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer could lie in wait in the semi-finals with a rematch of his 2013 All England Club clash against world No 1 Novak Djokovic a potential final date next Sunday.