Murray wins at Queen's Club for third time|
London, England (Sports Network) - Andy Murray secured his fourth career grass
court title on Sunday with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic in the final
at the Aegon Championships.
Murray, the top seed and now three-time winner of this Wimbledon tune-up,
rallied past Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 at the Queen's Club. The start of the match
was delayed for over three hours due to rain.
Cilic, the No. 5 seed, won here last year when David Nalbandian defaulted in
the final. Nalbandian smacked an on-court advertising panel into a linesman,
who suffered a gash on his leg as a result of an unfortunate racquet-wielding
This was Murray's first tournament since retiring in a second-round match at
the Italian Masters in May. He skipped the French Open because of a lower back
injury to rest for a run at the Wimbledon title.
"I worked very hard in the time that I had off to try and get myself back in
the best shape possible and I couldn't do it without my team," Murray said.
"They have helped me a lot. They have been very patient with me. they're why I
was able to come out and play so tough the last two matches."
Murray previously won this tournament in 2009 and again in 2011. The Scotsman
won his third title of the year and improved to 27-14 all-time in finals.
The 26-year-old Murray is now 9-1 against Cilic, who fell to 9-8 all-time in
Murray took home $115,000 with the victory.
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