WATCH: ‘Tell him not to be such a bad loser’ – Andy Murray trolls Rafael Nadal after Madrid Open thrashing

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Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal

Andy Murray handed Rafael Nadal an eSports tennis hammering at the Virtual Madrid Open before aiming a playful jibe at the Spaniard.

Murray was a comfortable 3-0 winner over Nadal, who will now struggle to make the quarter-finals, when the pair locked horns om the Playstation.

Nadal made his exit quickly after the match, prompting Murray to say: “If you speak to Rafa, tell him not to be such a bad loser next time!”

Nadal did later have his say, revealing it was not the first time the pair have faced either other in virtual competition.

“It makes sense because when we used to play on the PlayStation years ago in pairs, he used to play with Dani [Vallverdu, Murray’s former coach] and it was always Dani’s fault!”

Murray has been tipped by Madrid Tournament director, and a former doubles partner of the Scotsman, to win the competition.

The tag of favourite does not seem to be daunting Murray, though, who said:”I think I have a chance [to win], for sure.’

Nadal is all but out of the tournament after another thrashing later in the day – this time from Benoit Paire.

Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov have been forced to withdraw due to problems with their internet connection.

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