Andy Murray Denies Rafa Hat-Trick of Madrid Titles

Andy\'s 6-3, 6-2 win over Nadal in the final of 2015 Madrid Open was his first clay win against the Spaniard.

Published: 11th May 2015 12:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2015 12:45 AM   |  A+A-

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By AP

MADRID: Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.

It was Murray's first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the red surface at the Munich Open.

Murray dictated most of the long rallies, which lasted up to 24 strokes, displaying a level of confidence that has often been lacking for the Briton on clay.

He broke twice to take a 4-0 lead in the second set and clinched the win when Nadal sent a forehand return into the net.

The second-seeded Murray said felt under pressure until the end, "but I went for my shots."

It was Nadal's fourth loss on clay this year, raising questions about his ability to win a 10th French Open title.

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