Points won by each set: | 26-22, 30-21 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
26 % Murray – 14 of 52
14 % Nadal – 7 of 47

Murray came to Madrid having won his first clay-court title in Munich a few days before. His final vs Philipp Kohlschreiber had been halted on Sunday after five games & resumed on Monday (entire match lasted 3 hours). In Madrid, Murray began his campaign facing the German again; due to long matches that had preceded, it stared after midnight to be finished at 3:00 am on Thursday which marks one of the latest conclusions in the ATP history…
“I think I wasn’t expecting this a couple of weeks ago, so when things are unexpected, it feels nicer,” admitted Murray. “I didn’t feel like I put too much pressure on myself the past couple of weeks, which is a good thing. Obviously to win a Masters 1000 on clay for me is a step in the right direction. It’s something I had never done before. So that’s good progress there. To win against Rafa on clay in a final in Spain is an extremely difficult thing to do, and I’m proud that I’ve managed to do that.” Murray triumphed for the second time in Madrid, but seven years ago it happened on hardcourts indoors. Nadal drops to No. 7 – his lowest position since May 2005!

Murray’s route to his 33rd title (10th Masters 1K):
2 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
3 Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-0
Q Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-5
S Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4
W Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2

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