Madrid: Defending champion Andy Murray registered just his second ever win over Rafael Nadal on clay to reach the Madrid Masters final 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday. The Scot will face World No 1 Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori in today’s final. Defeat brings to an end Nadal’s 13-match winning run on the European clay this season after looking back to his best on his favoured surface with victories in Monte Carlo and Barcelona in recent weeks.
Andy Murray gestures after his win over Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open semis match on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Meanwhile, top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis went down in straight sets to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women’s doubles final.
The Indo-Swiss pair struggled to find their rhythm as they lost 4-6 4-6 to their fifth seeded French opponents.