A quote from Murray's presser after he lost to Nadal in Wimbledon 2010 that I came across needs to be in this thread:
Q. What did Rafael say to you after the match?
ANDY MURRAY: He said, Bad luck. I just said, Good luck for the rest of the tournament. You know, that was it. But, you know, Iíve said it for a few years. I love watching him play. Heís my favorite player to watch. Thatís why I enjoy playing him so much. So I hope he wins.
Q. Is it annoying to have to wait so long to receive serve?
ANDY MURRAY: No, I donít care. He can take as long as he wants on any point. I love watching the guy play. No, I donít care. He can take as long as he wants.
Andy - mate - he's not leaving Xisca.
More recent Rafa praise from Andy - from his Charlie Rose interview after winning the US Open:
ďThe brute force that Rafa [Nadal] plays with and the intensity that he has from the first point through to the last. Heís one of the best competitors I think that tennis has ever seen and probably wonít see for a while. Heís like a Jimmy Connors, I think. That sort of energy and enthusiasm every time he steps on the court.Ē