Andy Murray Wins Madrid Masters

Andy Murray has won second Masters Series event (also second in a row) in career after beating 6-4 7-6(6) Gilles Simon in the final of Mutua Madrilena in Madrid.

The only break of the match came in the middle of the first set. Throughout the second set Simon had been looking like an amazing tired player (played five three-setters on route to the final) but won all service games without serious troubles and after the exchange of mini-breaks was even leading 6:4 in the tie-break.

Murray saved both set points and converted first match point after Simon’s volley error.

“Gilles was hitting much better from behind the baseline, but I got a lot of free points from my serve,” Murray said who never faced a break point. “That was probably the key to my win today.”

Simon is now No. 9 in Champions Race with only a few points distance from David Ferrer and Juan Martin del Potro. His chances to qualify to Masters Cup have been increased because plays the last two tournaments of the regular season at home (Lyon and Paris).