By Niall Clarke
- Andy Murray has confirmed he will take part in the Queens club tournament in June
- Murray is the defending champion
- He is seeking a record fifth title
Andy Murray will return to Queens club to defend his title and seek a record setting fifth victory at the pre Wimbledon event.
Murray etched his name amongst the likes of Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick when he won a fourth crown last year.
The British number one put on a marvelous display to dispatch Kevin Anderson in the final and will be back this year in hope of repeating that success.
The 28 year old Scot previously won the tournament in 2009, 2011, 2013 as well as 2015, or every other year so it seems.If the British number one is successful in his defence, he will set a Queens club record by becoming the only man to ever win the tournament five times.
As reported in Sky Sports, Murray said:
“If I could win it a fifth time it would be amazing. The names that have won it four times – they are all great tennis players. I’ve played some of my best tennis at the Queen’s Club over the years.”
This year will mark the 11th year since Murray made his debut at Queens and since then it has been a tournament that has served him well.
He added: “Maybe it’s because I enjoy the tournament – it’s a great event. One of the nice things is that it’s at a club, which you don’t get that much on the tour.
“I’ve spent a lot of time there, played it 10 or 11 years in a row, and they get really great crowds. The courts are fantastic – I’ve got to know a few of the groundsmen quite well, and they put a lot of hard work and effort in to making the courts perfect.” (Source: Evening times)
The tournament was also voted ATP tournament of the year for 2015, and the world number two confirming his participation in this year’s event is just another bit of good news for tournament director Stephen Farrow.
“Andy is one of our greatest champions, and universally popular – not just with the crowd, but with everyone that puts the tournament on.” Said Farrow as reported in the Evening Times
“We see quite a lot of him throughout the year and he is always supportive of our efforts to make the tournament the best that it can be.
“We are proud to have so many great players as four-time winners of a tournament which has more than 125 years of history. If Andy won a record fifth title, it would be an extraordinary achievement.”
The Aegon Championships will take place between the 13th and 19th of June.
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