Andy Murray on Sunday took down Rafael Nadal to win the Madrid Open, and although Murray has been known to take his fair share of Championships at online bookmaking solutions
, this win was particularly crucial as Nadal was always known as the King of Clay.
“I thought I played a very good match, I made very few errors,” Murray said after the match. “I changed the height of the extremely well which I think is part of the reason why he was mistiming his shorts, particularly towards the end of the match.”
Some online bookmaking solutions called Murray’s performance magnificent, and Nadal simply wasn’t able to get points on the board, taking 14 minutes to win a game, .
“I also dealt with all of the nervy moments that I had in the match, I felt, pretty well. When I had that break point at the start of the second set to go a double break up and I hit the drive volley into the tape, I responded well the next few points and managed to get the break there. Obviously from my side, it was a very good performance. I’m sure Rafa feels like he could have played better but from my side I couldn’t have done much more.”
On Thursday, during the third round of Rome tournament, Murray was scheduled to play David Goffin, but after a run of 10 amazing wins on clay, Murray retired due to fatigue. Murray had thought about skipping the Italian open and resting up for the French Open.
“I’ve played so much over the past 14 days. I’ve played 10 matches with some extremely late finishes and my body needs to rest,” Murray said.
Sometimes matches are pushed quite late, depending on the preceding matches, and this in part led to the fatigue of the Scotsman.
“If they want the players to perform at their best, players shouldn’t be playing at three o’clock in the morning.”
Thursday saw Rafael Nadal beat John Isner 6-4, 6-4, and Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 7-5, so the absence of third seed Murray will all but guarantee a top finish for one of two world champions with online bookmaking solutions.