Andy Murray & Kiki Bertens clinch Virtual Madrid Open titles

Andy Murray won the Madrid Open for a 3rd time on Thursday without even leaving the comfort of his sofa.

With tennis suspended until as a minimum mid-July, the Scot emerged successful in a contest of 16 leading ATP players who had all swapped their racquets for PlayStation 4 controllers.

David Goffin became Murray's victim inside the final, with the world number 121 edging out the Belgian 7-6 (5) on the Tennis World Tour video game.

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Murray, who reached the very last by way of walkover after Diego Schwartzmann had a "connection issue", twice served to live in the contest and trailed 5-4 within the tie-destroy before winning the last 3 points.

The Scot, who has not played when you consider that November because of complications springing up from his hip operation, had previously gained in Madrid on a difficult court in 2008, then on clay five years ago.

He claimed the most important proportion of a 150,000 euros (£131,210) prize pot, part of so that it will be donated to lower-ranked gamers whose incomes have dried up all through the coronavirus pandemic.

Murray chose to donate half of of his winnings to the NHS.

Kiki Bertens, who have to were defending her WTA name in Madrid next week, claimed the women's name.

The Dutch international wide variety seven beat Fiona Ferro of France after overcoming Caroline Wozniacki within the semi-finals.

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