Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay in Madrid on Sunday night. Murray is undefeated since getting married to long-term partner Kim Sears, and signed the words “marriage works!” on the TV camera. This is exciting news with the British grass court season on horizon where Eventmasters will provide a wide range of tennis hospitality such as the Aegon Open Nottingham & Aegon Classic Birmingham.
Before Sunday Murray’s record against Nadal is tough reading on the clay court it read 0-6 in Nadal’s favour overall in the pairs matches on all surfaces it reads 15-5 to Nadal. However Murray is in fine form since his marriage also winning in Munich last week.
Nadal will be disappointed as he wanted a good lead into Roland Garros where he will be looking to add to his 10th title on his preferred surface. However on this evidence Murray cannot be discounted after providing an almost flawless display against in many pundits opinion the best clay court player of all time. He won emphatically shocking the crowd in the process beating the Spaniard 6-3 6-2 and playing some of his best tennis.
Murray now has a perfect record on clay this season winning nine games in a row and adding two titles in the process. This result was Murray first win against the so called ’big four’ since his 2013 Wimbledon final win.