Murray would want to face Nadal earlier if he has to face him I think- doesn't the court get muddier as it goes along?
Yes, but if he would have to chose the day to play vs Nadal,1st or 2nd round would be perfect. He knows how many problems Nadal had in early rounds vs lower ranked opponents.Petzhner, Haase,even journeyman Kendrick were close tu upset in 1st week, not to mention our hero Rosol, who actually beat him.
But since they are both top 8 seeds, they cant meet before QF and there is not much difference how courts play in QF or semifinal.Courts are worn out in 2nd week anyway . And Murray lost to Nadal in Wimbledon QF and in semis twice.
But I have weird feeling, no matter how Nadal is seeded,he is not gonna be in Murray `s quarter or even in Murray`s half