Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Murray won his second clay-court title in a span of seven days with a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid Open final.
The second-seeded Murray picked up his first career clay-court title on Monday in a rain-delayed Munich final. He then won all five of his matches this week to improve to 9-0 on clay this year.
Sunday's win over the third-seeded Nadal was Murray's first victory over the Spaniard on clay in seven attempts and earned him his 10th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy.
The defeat will see the nine-time French Open champion Nadal drop to seventh in the world rankings, putting him outside the top five for the first time in a decade (No. 7 - May 2, 2005).
Nadal was seeking an unprecedented 28th ATP Masters 1000 crown and a record fifth in Madrid. He was also searching for his third straight title in the Spanish capital.
Murray, who became just the fourth player to beat Nadal in a final on clay, captured his 33rd ATP World Tour title. This year's Australian Open runner-up captured the title here in Madrid in 2008 when the event was staged on hardcourts.
Nadal was 15-5 against Murray heading into Sunday's title match.