Andy Murray
Andy Murray celebrates his first clay-court crown following victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber in MunichGetty Images

Andy Murray is celebrating a rare success on clay after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of the BMW Open in Munich on 4 May.

The world number three, who beat Lukas Rosol and Roberto Bautista in a matter of hours over the weekend to book a place in the last two, outlasted his German opponent 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 to take his maiden title on what has traditionally been his least favourite surface.

Kohlschreiber held a narrow 3-2 first-set advantage as played resumed in the morning following rain delays the previous day and there were to be no breaks of serve early on as Murray took the lead on a tiebreak.

He was then able to save vital break points in the third game of the second set but failed to do so again in the 11th as the home favourite levelled at 1-1.

There were to be no further slip-ups from the two-time Grand Slam winner, though, and Murray sealed his triumph by taking the second tiebreak 7-4.

This tournament was Murray's first since he suffered a seventh consecutive loss to Novak Djokovic at the final stage of the Miami Open.

The 27-year-old, now married after wedding long-term girlfriend Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in April, will now travel to Spain where he will contest the Mutua Madrid Open.

He will also compete at the Internazionali BNL D'Italia before the 2015 French Open gets under way on 25 May.

Murray has never reached the final at Roland Garros, but did make the semis for the second time in 2014 before losing to clay master Rafael Nadal in straight sets.