From April 27 to May 4, tens of thousands of visitors flocked to Munich to see the annual BMW Open by FWU AG, a week long tennis tournament celebrating the world’s best players that dates back 100 years. Match after intensive match played out despite increasingly rainy conditions, and though the final match had to be postponed from Sunday to Monday, Andy Murray came out as champion at the end.
The postponement of the final match was a first in the tournament’s history, but it was not the only first to happen during this event. For the first time, the winner’s car was a hybrid: the i8. A press release issued by BMW May 4 details the 27-year old Scot’s victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber, as well as some of the more momentous details of his win.
It was Murray’s first ATP title won on a clay court, while taking the place of his 32nd ATP title overall. Ranked as the third tennis player in the world, Murray also took home gold at the 2012 Olympic games. And now he gets to enjoy another world’s best in the form of a powerful vehicle.
In July 2014, another athlete took home an i8 as a prize when James Heath aced a hole-in-one at the 16th hole of the final round of the BMW International Open. The i8 was the prize for BMW’s Hole-In-One Award.
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Take a moment and check out a few shots from Murray’s victory, the final scores of which were 7:6, 5:7 and 7:6. Keep in mind, you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to drive an i8; just take a moment to browse our exclusive listings and find the perfect model for you.