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Daily Drops: Seriously impressive Rafael Nadal stat and Andy Murray extends his grass season

In Daily Drops today: A seriously impressive Rafael Nadal stat, Andy Murray extends his grass season, and injury-hit ace is 'ready' for full return.
Rafael Nadal celebrates at Wimbledon

In Daily Drops today: A seriously impressive Rafael Nadal stat, Andy Murray extends his grass season, and injury-hit ace is 'ready' for full return.

Impressive Rafael Nadal stat

Rafael Nadal eased himself into the quarterfinal of Wimbledon on Monday, and that extended an impressive record.

Indeed, he has now gone five years without failing to make the last eight of any major in which he has played.

The last time Rafael Nadal lost in a Grand Slam before the quarterfinal stage was all the way back in 2017, when Gilles Muller beat him 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

Andy Murray not messing about

Andy Murray said that he wanted to get himself into the seeds for the US Open and he is not messing about.

The three-time Grand Slam champion is making some real inroads as he rebuilds his career after his serious hip injury, and he is already ready to get back to work after Wimbledon.

He has been confirmed for the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, which starts on July 11.

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It is an ATP 250, and it's on grass, so he will certainly have the chance to get some ranking points.

Kyle Edmund 'ready' to return

Kyle Edmund made his return after two years out in the Wimbledon doubles, and he says it has given him the confidence to finally get his singles career back on track - starting at the US Open.

“I’ve just got to get that mindset playing again, the tennis fitness. I’m training two to three hours anyway so I just need to continue to do that, in terms of having the slam in mind at the end of that swing.

“That means I have to be ready for five sets and I’ve not played a match like that in a long time, so that is the aim. And the idea is to not just get through that physically, I want to play and win but, with what I’ve had in the last 18 months, I want to be in a good place afterwards.

“With everything I’ve been through, I’m ready. Starting off with Challengers and I’m motivated to do that. I know that I have to build up again, that’s the nature of it."

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