Andy Murray achieved “virtual greatness” this week after he won a “sensational” title at the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro. The event was organized to sort of replace the real deal as the Mutua Madrid Open was canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Eventually, the Brit won the tournament after conquering a couple of tough back to back matches against StefanosTsitsipas 7-6 (6) and David Goffin 7-6 (5).
Andy confirmed his availability in 2021 to defend his title and he declared the intention to give his speech in Spanish when he wins the tournament again.
“I am going to practice (speaking in Spanish). There is no excuse for me during this period where I have got a lot of time at home and not much else happening in my life to not try and learn a little bit more Spanish, so that I am confident enough to speak publicly in the language.
Next year, when I come to the tournament and I get presented with the trophy, I will do my speech in Spanish. That’s the commitment I am going to make.”
Andy donated half of his prize money ($45,000) to NHS and the other half to the players’ relief fund.
Andy Murray’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.129, Murray played his last match on the 20th of November 2019 when he beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-77 6-4 7-65 in the Rubber 1 of the Davis Cup.