Sunday, May 10, 2015
In one of the most surprising results in a final since last year's Australian Open, Andy Murray defeated 2-time defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 to become the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open champion. It was Murray's 2nd ever clay tournament title (coming less than a week after his first one), the first time he had ever beaten Nadal on clay and only his 6th win in 21 meetings). The loss means that Nadal will fall to #7 in the ATP rankings, the first time the 14-time major champion has been outside the Top 5 in a decade. This could greatly impact his chances to win his 10th French Open title when that tournament starts on May 25th in Paris.
Murray is now undefeated on the ATP Tour (9-0) since getting married to longtime girlfriend Kim Pears on April 11. He won his 10th ATP Masters shield, cemented his hold on the World #3 ranking and improved his ATP tour finals record to 33-16. His win-loss record for the year is now 30-5.