The Mutua Madrid Open could be seen as a favorite for Rafael Nadal, as the Spaniard has won a record five titles at his home tournament. However, Andy Murray put on a remarkable display that saw him upstage the king of clay.
With Nadal being the two-time defending champion, it was no surprise that he eased his way to the final. Murray had a relatively easy path, dropping only one set prior to the final. As both men clashed on that fateful day, Nadal was expected to retain his title.
However, Murray played like a man possessed, hitting winners at will and making the champion scramble all over the court. It came as a shock to many as Murray cruised past the defending champion 6-3 6-2 in dominant fashion. This victory saw Murray win his 10th Masters 1000 title, with the Madrid title being his first on clay.
Tags: Andy Murray, Madrid Open
Author: Arthur Ajayi