2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
RAFAEL NADAL v ANDY MURRAY
6-7 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-1
World number two Rafael Nadal held off a lion-hearted performance from Britain's Andy Murray to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Nadal finally played one of the only other players that has beaten Roger Federer, and the young Scot gave Nadal a tremendous fight.
It was a very, very, very important match for me, very tough," Nadal said. "Andy was playing at an unbelievable level. He's very smart on court, for sure."
Murray said the fourth-round match was the best he's ever played.
"I probably played better today than the day that I won against Federer," he said. "As I said, a couple points here or there, it could have been a different outcome."
Murray had been criticized for playing a cautious " pusher" style, but he proved he could play with tremendous power against Nadal. Several times, Murray hit
his backhand that just blew past Nadal. Although Murray lost, he pushed Nadal to the limits and Murray showed that he really should be in the top 5 soon.
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