World number 3 and Madrid Open 2015 second seed player Andy Murray will be eyeing to win his 2nd clay title of career today when he’ll be facing Spanish Rafael Nadal in the final. Recently British no. 1 star won BMW Open at Munich which was his career’s first title win on clay court and today he’ll be once again looking to win crown on clay surface.
Head to Head
Rafael Nadal 15:5 Andy Murray
Andy Murray has been playing terrific tennis these days and has won Munich Open before few days back and now into the final of Mutua Madrid Open. Murray defeated Kie Nishikori in the semi-final of tournament to reach here in the final. He won semifinal match in straight sets by 6-3, 6-4 to make into final.
On the other hand Madrid Open 2015 defending champion Rafael Nadal will be eager to retain his title and will be looking to maintain his winning record against Murray. Both players have faced each other on 20 occasions at court and Nadal has upper hand over Murray as he has beaten Murray 15 times.
In those 20 meets, both these two met 6 times so far on clay surface and Nadal has won all those 6 clashes against Andy Murray. Hence it will be a tough challenge for Murray to beat Clay Court hero Rafael Nadal. Nadal reached to final by beating Tomas Berdych in the semi-final by 7-6 (7-3), 6-1. He has not been in great form but in this competition he has regained the form and will be eager to win today.
After qualifying in the final, Nadal said, “For the past couple of days I have been playing better and better every day. That’s always very good news. I am in the final. I am happy for that. I am enjoying a lot the fact that I am playing in front of an unbelievable crowd. For me, that’s the best crowd in the world without any doubt. So that gives me a lot of really positive energy.”
As per expectations Rafael Nadal is favorite to win today but Andy Murray is in really good form and can claim title as well. As per Sports Mirchi predictions Spanish Nadal has 60 percent win chances.