Andy Murray held the trophy up with pride after he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for his first ever title for the season at Queen’s Club on Monday. The final was delayed because of the rain, but this did not stop spectators from flocking back as soon as the rain cleared.
“It was an unbelievable week for me,” Murray said, who came into the tournament as a second seed. “Started off not playing great but managed to find my way through, and the last two matches were so much fun.”
Murray and Tsonga did not fail to give the crowd an exciting match. Murray was strong and fast, while Tsonga made several gutsy moves to the net. Fifth-seeded Tsonga broke the lead with a 4-2 in the first set and then served two break points near the end of the set. Murray earned the sole break in the third set, leading with 3-2 on the tenth break point before Tsonga sent a forehand wide his way. Murray then grabbed the final five points in the tiebreaker.
Murray had previously won at Queen’s Club, one of the tune-up tournaments before Wimbledon, in 2009. He is the first Brit to win at the club at least two times since Francis Gordon Lowe, who won three times. He is looking forward to Wimbledon, which begins in a week.
“It’s been great preparation this week, and I’ll work hard the next five or six days to get ready,” the Scot said.