Andy Murray

Murray outclasses 'King of clay' Nadal to win Madrid Masters

Andy Murray

London, May 11 - British number one Andy Murray defeated ' King of clay,' Rafael Nadal, in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 of the finals of Madrid Masters to clinch his first Masters title on clay.

The Brit , who had never beaten the Spaniard in his previous six meetings, outclassed him, stunning the home crowd.

Jubilant after the victory, Murray said that he made very few mistakes this time around and changed the height of the ball extremely well, which was part of the reason why he was mistiming the shots, the BBC reported.

Murray to face Nadal in Madrid Open finals

Murray to face Nadal in Madrid Open finals

London, May 10 - Britain's Andy Murray will face defending champion Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Madrid Open after defeating Japanese Kei Nishikori in their semi-final clash.

The world number three produced an outstanding performance to defeat Nishikori 6-3, 6-4.

Fourth seeded Nishikori struggled to return Murray's serves as the British number one cruised to his first Masters final on clay.

Reflecting on his performance, Murray said that his backhand was really good, which enabled him to put his Japanese opponent under a lot of pressure, the BBC reported.

Murray, Nadal progress to Madrid Open semis

Andy Murray

London, May 09 - Britain number one Andy Murray cruised into the Madrid Open semifinal after battling past his Canadian opponent Milos Raonic in straight sets.

The world number three overcame Raonic 6-4, 7-5 and will next face Japan's Kei Nishikori, who claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over David Ferrer, in the first semifinal.

The Canadian's performance was hampered thorough out on account of a trapped nerve in his right foot.

Reflecting on his performance, Murray said that he didn't know Raonic was injured before they came out, adding that he saw his Canadian opponent struggling early on.

Murray, Nadal advance to Madrid Open quarters

Andy Murray

London, May 08 - Britain number one Andy Murray won his second match of the day after cruising past his Spanish wildcard opponent Marcel Granollers to progress to the Madrid Open last eight on Thursday.

Murray, the world number three, registered a 6-2,6-0 win over the Spaniard, having started the tie against Phillip Kohlschreiber after midnight.

Reflecting on his performance, Murray said that he felt very tired as it was an extremely late finish, adding that he tried to pump himself as much as possible for the match, the BBC reported.

Murray consolidates third place with Munich Open win

Murray consolidates third place with Munich Open win

Paris (France), May 6 : British tennis player Andy Murray's clay-court win at the Munich Open on Monday has helped him to consolidate his third place ATP ranking.

The 27-year-old claimed the first clay-court title of his career by seeing off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tough three-setter 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) in just over three hours in the rain-delayed final.

He became the first British player to win an ATP clay-court tournament since Englishman Christopher "Buster" Mottram in April 1976.

The rankings of players as of May 4 are as follows:

Andy Murray ties wedding ring on shoes in Munich Open win

Andy Murray ties wedding ring on shoes in Munich Open win

London, May 6 : Andy Murray has won Munich Open although before the match he was in dilemma to wear his wedding ring or not and the player ended up tying it to his shoe laces.

The right-hander Tennis ace star, who recently got married to Kim Sears, removed his wedding ring before his match as he was afraid that it could get in the way of his game and decided to tie it to his shoes laces to keep the love of his wife close to him, the Daily Star reported.

Murray bags maiden clay-court title post pulsating win over Kohlschreiber in Munich

Andy Murray

Johannesburg, May 05 - Britain number one Andy Murray has bagged the first clay-court title of his career after trouncing Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a grueling three-set thriller on Monday in the Munich Open final.

Murray, the world number three, claimed a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) win over Kohlschreiber in a match that lasted just over three hours to seal 32nd title of his career.

Reflecting on his performance, Murray said that it was a really tough match and he had been getting frustrated as the German served very close to the line, Sport24 reported.

Murray climbs to third, Nadal slips to fifth in latest ATP rankings post Miami Open

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray

Johannesburg, Apr 07 - Britain number one Andy Murray has climbed back to third spot in the world rankings after reaching Miami Open final, while Rafael Nadal slipped to his worst position in two years, having slumped to fifth in the rankings.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic reasserted his authority on top of the rankings with 13,205 points after winning his fifth Miami Open title, Sport24 reported.

Moreover, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is second with Kei Nishikori regaining his spot at fourth.

Rankings as of April 6:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 13 205 points

Murray `bans` celebs from attending his wedding!

Andy Murray

Wellington, Apr 07 - Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray has revealed that there won't be any celebrities at his wedding as the Scot's bride-to-be Kim Sears has opted against a star wattage at the ceremony.

World number one Novak Djokovic revealed that he has not been invited to the Scot's wedding and he is not the only one who would be missing at the ceremony, which would be held at Dunblane Cathedral this weekend.

Murray hated getting `Easter Egg` from Djokovic on Easter !

Murray hated getting `Easter Egg` from Djokovic on Easter !

Sydney, Apr 06 : Britain number one Andy Murray posted a satirical tweet following his Miami Open defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday, stating that he didn't appreciate being served a bagel in the title deciding set from the Serbian on Easter.

Djokovic bagged his fifth Miami Open title after defeating Murray 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0 in a gruelling contest.

Despite losing the first set by a whisker, Murray staged a strong comeback and won the second set before losing the momentum in the deciding set with a bagel- a colloquial term in Tennis for winning or losing a set 6-0.



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