World Tennis News: Magic Murray

Matrimony is obviously agreeing with British Number One Andy Murray as he has won two back-to-back clay court titles since he tied the know with fiancee Kim Sears last month. Murray, 27 won the Madrid Masters event on Sunday claiming his first clay court victory against former number one and clay court master Rafael Nadal from their six previous meeting on the surface. The  6-3, 6-2 victory prevented defending champion Nadal recording his fifth win in Madrid in front of his home Spanish crowd. This win was not only memorable as he defeated Nadal but it also gave Murray his first Masters title on clay.

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Murray won his first clay-court title in Germany last week beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 7-6 (7-4) to secure the BMW Munich Open title. This Munich win meant Murray became the first Briton to win an ATP-ranked event on clay since Buster Mottram in Palma, Spain back in April 1976. All eyes will now be on Murray as he prepares to start his clay court campaign for the French Open Grand Slam Title.

Murray’s new coach Jonas Bjorkman was with him for the first time at the Munich event.  Swede Bjorkman was the former world number four has teamed up with Murray to work with him throughout the  Wimbledon and US Open tournaments as main coach Amelie Mauresmo is expecting her first baby in August.

Photo credit: www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis

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