Rafael Nadal: 'Andy Murray has it all'

Andy Murray
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Rafael Nadal hails US Open champion Andy Murry as one of the best players in the world.

Rafael Nadal has sung the praises of Andy Murray after the British number one booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open.

The Spaniard, who is currently recovering from a knee injury, described the US Open champion as a "very complete player" with a good all-round game.

"Andy's a very complete player all round. It's hard for me to speak about any specific area of his game which is particularly hard to face," ESPN quotes Nadal as saying.

"He basically has it all, a great serve, backhand, forehand, he's fast, and he's a fantastic player all round.

"In recent years he's become a bit more consistent which is something you find with time, and he's one of the best in the world."

Murray booked a place in the last eight of the Japan Open with a 6-1 6-2 victory over Lukas Lacko in Tokyo earlier today.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060