Andy Murray, currently ranked number 4 in the world, won the Queen’s Club Championship on Monday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a hard-fought final match. Murray dropped the first set 3-6 and needed a tie-breaker in the second set to win it before winning 6-4 in the third to clinch the title.
The final had been delayed to Monday after the rains ensured that there would be no chance of play on Sunday. There was only one break in the final set in the fifth game, and post that Murray ensured that he served out on love to win the tournament.
This makes Murray only the second British tennis player to win more than one title at the Queen’s. Murray had won his first title at the Queen’s in 2009 and this was also his first one this year, which should keep him in good stead to win the Wimbledon this year.
Earlier, Murray had easily won his semi-final against four-time Queen’s winner Andy Roddick, while Tsonga had overcome an exhausted Rafael Nadal in the quarter-final.
Murray acknowledged that Tsonga is an exciting player to watch, but very difficult to play against, and that he was happy to have come out on top.