23 Mar 2009

Nadal crushes Murray to triumph at Indian Wells

12:33 pm on 23 March 2009

The top seed Rafael Nadal has overpowered the British world number four Andy Murray 6-1 6-2 to win the ATP title at Indian Wells on Sunday.

The Spanish left-hander produced some superb form on a windy day in the California desert, dictating most of the rallies from the baseline before wrapping up the win in 80 minutes.

The world number one broke Murray in the fourth and sixth games to sweep through the opening set in 41 minutes.

He broke the Scot in the fifth game of the second and again in the seventh game when he netted a forehand with Nadal comfortably holding serve in the eighth to clinch his 13th Masters Series title.