Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3, 6-2, in their men's singles final match at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Paul White
May 10, 2015

MADRID (AP) Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.

It was Murray's first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the red surface at the Munich Open.

Murray dictated most of the long rallies, which lasted up to 24 strokes, displaying a level of confidence that has often been lacking for the Briton on clay.

He broke twice to take a 4-0 lead in the second set and clinched the win when Nadal sent a forehand return into the net.

The second-seeded Murray said felt under pressure until the end, ''but I went for my shots.''

It was Nadal's fourth loss on clay this year, raising questions about his ability to win a 10th French Open title.

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