That's a lot of sets, but there's always a chance their abundance helped, as the 30-year-old Querrey explained, conveying one of the odd realities of tennis and sports.
Venus Williams, the only major champion left in the women's draw, will hope to take one step closer to the Wimbledon title when she plays Croatia's Ana Konjuh first on Centre Court.
The most recent match was in this years Australian Open, a match Murray won in straight sets.
"The courts are not great this year and numerous players feel the same". He also fared better on his own serve, finishing with 23 aces, an unusually high total for Nadal and only seven fewer than Muller. I'm just going there to give my best. All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said the nature of Wimbledon's Manic Monday - unique among the four Grand Slams - meant big name players would not get on the main courts. This is the first time in over four decades a man and woman from Britain have reached the quarterfinal. There's quite a few spots on the court where there's quite big lumps of grass, nearly like little divots.
He provided stiffer opposition for the British No1 than expected, forcing the first set to a tie-break and prompting no end of self-flagellation from Murray, who could be seen angrily remonstrating with himself and the occupants of his box as early as the second game.
Like Murray's previous opponents - Alexander Bublik, Dustin Brown and Fabio Fognini - Paire was not out of a conventional tennis mould. Andy Murray was a man on a mission not only to break his serve - a feat he managed five times - but to break his will. She has dropped sets along the way but her game is constantly improving. Thereafter he looked more comfortable.
Paire's woes continued into the second set when he was broken to love in the opening game, but he restored parity at 3-3 after getting that disappointment out of his system. I've had not the toughest matches.
The 30-year-old Briton, seeded and world no. 1, is now set to play against American Sam Querrey, seeded no 24, who beat South African Kevin Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3. He erased two match points in the riveting fifth set's 10th game, then another two in its 20th game. However, the head to head numbers jump off the page, as Querrey hasn't had much success at all, and that includes winning a set here and there. Querrey, however, does have the weapons to hit through most players, as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have found to their cost over the past 12 months.
"If I'm struggling and not moving well, it affects my performance maybe more than other guys who don't rely on their movement as much".
Paire and Murray have faced just once before. Murray attacked behind a bold serve thumping a smash to save the second break point. The more rallies he can keep to five shots and under, the more likely he is to win.
It was Murray's second straight match against a risky shot-maker capable of dazzling strikes and debilitating self-sabotage. "He's a great grass-court player, but I've had good success against him in the past and hopefully I'll take that into the match with him on Wednesday".