Andy Murray got himself a BMW i8 when he won the 2015 BMW Open by FWU AG 2015. The final, which was postponed until Monday for the first time in the history of the tournament due to persistent rain, was played between Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The world number three emerged victorious after a hard-fought duel resulting in 7:6 (4), 5:7 and 7:6 (4) after 3:05 hours of high-class tennis. The 27-year-old received the key to a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, which he promptly took for a spin on centre court. This was Murray’s first ATP title on clay and it was also the first British success on clay since 1976.
“This title means an awful lot to me,” said Murray. “After all, it was my first on clay. I really enjoyed the week here in Munich. It was a magnificent tournament. Philipp was actually the better player in the third set today, but the key points went my way. The weather didn’t bother me. As a Scot, I’m used to the rain.”
Peter van Binsbergen, Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Group Germany, presented the trophy and car key. He said: “We have had a very entertaining week of tennis. The BMW Open held the spectators under its spell with a great display of top-class international tennis. Congratulations to Andy Murray on his victory at the 100th anniversary of this tournament. We now look ahead with great joy to 2016 and the next anniversary: the 100th anniversary of BMW. I hope Andy Murray enjoys driving the BMW i8. The spectacular sports car of the future was the ideal car for the winner of a remarkable tournament.”
Kohlschreiber said: “I am obviously disappointed to have come up short. However, the two best players over the course of the week faced each other in the final. I did my best again, and played my best tennis – but there can only be one winner. It was fantastic to see so many spectators here today. It was a great atmosphere and really spurred me on. The spectators deserved what was probably the best final in the history of the BMW Open.”