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Rafael Nadal's coach backs Andy Murray for top five slot

London, July 4 : World Number Two and Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal's coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, believes that Britain's Andy Murray has the potential to be among the world's top five players in the next few weeks.

Murray suffered a Wimbledon quarter-final hammering at the hands of Nadal on Wednesday, but this did not stop the latter's tennis mentor Toni from insisting that Murray will soon reach his career-high ranking.

Murray will move up two places to ninth in the world - one below his best - after the championships, despite the straight-sets loss.

"Murray is a very great player and, of course, he can win Wimbledon. He has a good serve and a good backhand. He is already one of the best players in the world. For Andy to get in the top five very soon will not be difficult," The Sun quoted Toni Nadal, as saying.

British Davis Cup captain John Lloyd warned: "We're going to see the best of Andy Murray in two or three years, but he's got a long way to go, that's for sure. He has to work on every aspect of his game."

Story first published: Friday, July 4, 2008, 18:24 [IST]
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