Andy Murray calls Rafael Nadal “bad loser” and opens on return to tennis | Tennis | sport


Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 3-0 in the Virtual Madrid Open last night – then made fun of the Grand Slam winner 19 times in his post-match interview. The original event was canceled due to coronavirus from tournament organizer Feliciano Lopez who brought the competition online.

There are more than £ 130,000 available for the winner of the men’s and women’s draw, part of which is donated to a player assistance fund to help those who are lower in the world rankings.

Murray made a brilliant start to the sport by beating Benoit Paire in his first group game.

The 32-year-old then ransacked Nadal in less than five minutes last night when he lost just one point for the entire game.

Murray punched the camera after winning his quarterfinal spot with a game to spare.

Nadal, however, showed a helping hand and said, “Thank you, Andy,” before turning off the console easily.

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The triple Grand Slam winner also stressed the importance of getting tennis back at the right time.

“I am sure that all tennis players want to resume competition and play as soon as possible. But right now, it’s not the most important thing, “said Murray.

“First of all, we want to get back to normal life, just to be able to go out, see friends, go to a restaurant and have your normal freedoms.

“And hopefully over time things will start to allow for travel and the sport may also return to normal.” But I don’t see it happening very soon.

“The first thing is to try to find a way to stop the spread of the virus and once we do that, we will be able to do more and more normal things rather than thinking about sports. “

“A lot of people want to watch the sport again, so obviously the athletes and the players want to participate.

“It’s fun and it’s something that a lot of people enjoy. When you don’t see it for a while, people realize how much they like to play and watch it.

“But just because it’s hard not to play sports right now doesn’t mean we have to speed things up.

“Let’s focus on restoring our normal lives first and hopefully all countries can sort the virus out properly.

“I’m obviously not an expert on the subject, but I guess the danger is when you start trying to do things too quickly, like avoiding social distancing, and then if we go back to international travel, then there could be a second wave of infections and that maybe that would slow everything down further.

“It’s not what someone wants. Let’s just try to get things back to normal and then we can think about playing sports again. “


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