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Murray faces extra-tough path to Wimbledon final

Murray lost last year's Wimbledon final to Roger Federer. Credit: PA

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.

Nadal is still climbing back up the world rankings after a long spell out with a knee injury and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer gets the fourth seed spot.

It means that the French Open champion could play Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as early as the quarter-finals.

And Andy Murray could face an unusually tough route of a Nadal quarter-final, Federer (world number 3) in the semi-final and Djokovic (world number 1) in the final.

Tennis fans will not know for sure until the official Wimbledon draw is made on Friday.

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