Andy Murray secures Queens triumph

13/06/2011

Wimbledon hospitality guests may be pleased to hear that Andy Murray has warmed up for the grand slam by taking victory in the Aegon Championships at Queen's.

After his final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday (June 12th) was postponed due to heavy rain, the players were forced to wait until today for the match to get underway.

When it finally did so, it was the Frenchman who looked the stronger as he took the first set 6-3.

However, the British number one responded and fought back to win the second on a tie-break before closing out the match 6-4 in the decider to win the championship for the second time.

The tournament may have inspired optimism among fans of British tennis, as aside from Murray's victory, the country's number two James Ward, who was ranked outside the top 200 coming into the event, sprung a surprise by reaching the semi-final, beating defending champion Sam Querrey and fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the process.

Posted by Jana Roberts
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