World number 3 Andy Murray has won his second Clay Court Crown by defeating Rafael Nadal in the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open final. Nadal was the two times defending champion in tournament and was looking to complete the hat-trick of Madrid Masters title. But British no.1 player had different plans for Sunday and he defeated Nadal in straight sets by 6-3, 6-2 to win consecutive Clay Court competition.
Before few days back in Munich, Andy Murray won his first ever Clay court crown. This was 21st meeting between Nadal and Murray on the court and Andy succeed to register his sixth win against Spanish star. It is the first occasion when Murray has defeated Rafael Nadal on clay surface as both player have met 6 times on clay surface but Murray never beaten Nadal on such surface before today’s win.
Andy Murray thanked everyone for coming to see him winning the title and supporting throughout the tournament. He said, “Thank you to everybody who came today, it was an incredible atmosphere and it’s always a pleasure to play in front of these people. To play Rafa in Spain is always extremely tough. But this is the reason why we play, for these matches. One of the toughest things to do is beat Rafa on clay, and I’m glad I was able to do it today.”
After failing to defend title, Nadal congratulate Andy Murray for his first ever win on him at Clay Surface. He also mentioned that was looking forward for the upcoming tournaments including Rome Masters and French Open.
He said, “Congratulations Andy. You played much better than me today so good luck for Roland Garros and the rest. Clearly it wasn’t the match I hoped to have. It’s not a nice way to end what has been a very positive and important week for me. I’m looking forward to Rome and French Open now.”