Swapping rackets for controllers, Murray and Bertens clinch Virtual Madrid Open titles

Andy Murray and Kiki Bertens demonstrated their skills in tennis, whether with a racket or a PlayStation 4 controller, by winning the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro tournament on the Tennis World Tour video game on Thursday. Murray, from Scotland, competed in the final against Belgium's David Goffin while Bertens, from the Netherlands, beat the French Fiona Ferro in the online tournament. «I know... Еще it was really difficult, you know the players are playing from different parts of the world and the internet is difficult,» said Murray. The three-time Grand Slam champion and the winner of the regular Madrid Open on two occasions expressed his happiness to take part in the tournament for «there's not much we can do, just now indoors and can't get out much, so it was a fun thing to do.» «I think it was just a fun week to interact also in a different way with the fans. I had fun, so I think that was the important thing,» said Bertens, who retained the trophy she won from the regular Madrid Open last year. «We can't play tennis, our fans can't enjoy seeing us playing, but I hope they did in the last few days,» she added. The tournament has a prize pot of €150,000 ($162,000) and has been taking place this week while all professional play is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Mandatory credit: MutuaMadridOpen​

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