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Andy Murray taught Rafael Nadal a gaming lesson when he beat the Spaniard 3-0, dropping just one point in total on Tuesday in the Virtual Madrid Open. Murray jokingly trash-talked about Nadal after the match, which was played from both of the superstars’ living rooms online via PlayStation 4.

Murray, one of the favourites to win the event, was a class above Nadal on the virtual clay, Nadal’s favourite surface in real-life tournament play. “Yeah, today was a good day today, for sure. I was expecting more from Rafa, to be honest,” joked Murray in a live stream after the match.

The match was part of the Mutua Virtual Madrid Open, which has been taking place this week while all professional play is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Both Murray and Nadal had won their first matches, with Murray beating Benoit Paire and Nadal beating Denis Shapovalov.

Murray has won only seven out of 24 professional meetings between the pair and the win drew out the competitive edge in both the athletes, with Nadal giving a quick thumbs-up before immediately signing off after the loss. “If you speak to Rafa, tell him not to be such a bad loser next time,” quipped Murray.

When Murray was asked about his predictions for the rest of the tournament, Murray made it clear he feels he can add a virtual title to his list of tennis tournament wins. “[Caroline] Wozniacki was very good, so I expect that she will probably win the woman’s one and then I think I’ve got a chance [of winning the tournament], yeah, for sure,” exclaimed the three-time Grand Slam tournament winner and two-time Olympic champion.

Mandatory credit: MutuaMadridOpen

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