After lifting the Mutua Madrid Open title on hard courts in 2008 and clay in 2015, Andy Murray completed a successful transition to PlayStation with a 7-6(5) victory against David Goffin to capture the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro title on Thursday.
Both men entered the contest with unbeaten records, but former World No. 1 Murray fired a cross-court forehand winner to end an epic contest after 33 minutes. The 46-time tour-level titlist rose to his feet and held his hands to his head in celebration as Goffin covered his eyes.
Kiki Bertens ensured that the Mutua Madrid Open trophy will remain hers for another year after showing off her skills as a gamer during the inaugural Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro event.
The Dutch No. 1 defeated Fiona Ferro in the final of the inaugural Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro charity video gaming tournament, 6-1, completing an undefeated week in the virtual Manolo Santana Stadium on PlayStation 4’s Tennis World Tour.
Bertens beat Angelique Kerber, Donna Vekic and Eugenie Bouchard by identical 3-0 scores in round-robin play, before beating Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals, 6-4, and Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals, 7-5.
Bertens and Murray each won EUR 150,000 for their efforts, from which a portion will be donated to their peers who are suffering economically due to the tour’s hiatus. Additionally, a total of EUR 50,000 was allocated entirely in support of reducing the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.