Murray second seed at Wimbledon and on collision course with Nadal
Andy Murray was confirmed as the second seed for the Wimbledon men's singles today and French Open champion Rafael Nadal is a potential quarter-final opponent.
World number two Murray was not expected to be shunted either way in the seedings but Nadal's case was less clear-cut, with John McEnroe among those who claimed he should be moved up from fifth in the rankings to fourth for the grass-court grand slam.
Wimbledon announced, however, that two-time former champion Nadal would be the fifth seed behind his Spanish compatriot David Ferrer, who has inched ahead of him on the ATP rankings.
That step means Nadal could face another big name in the last eight, with Murray, top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Roger Federer sure to be keen to avoid the Spaniard in their quarter when the draw is made on Friday.