HEAD racquet rebel Andy Murray became only the second British man to win the hometown Queen's club grass-court event as the Scot tunes up to fever-pitch for Wimbledon. Murray's 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory in two and a half hours over flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made him the first Briton to win the home event twice since the last to do it in 1913. Murray's trophy was also his first since last October when he won the Shanghai Masters 1000.
The winner showed that he has put his French Open ankle injury well behind him and will pull up fit for Wimbledon. "My ankle has got much better. This has been one of the most fun weeks I've had on the tour. I've loved it," said Murray. "I enjoy watching Tsonga, but he wasn't fun to play today", said the winner. "It's been great preparation this week for Wimbledon. I'll work hard for the next five or six days to get ready."
Murray came back a day after the final had been rained out at the weekend and played for a fighting victory in front of a sell out crowd of eager fans at the gate of the west London for the chance the to watch their hero.
The HEAD player now goes into his final countdown to Wimbledon with remarkable confidence after a week in which he defeated fellow HEAD rebel Marin Cilic (YouTek Radical MP) in the quarter-finals and put out four-time winner Andy Roddick with a commanding display in the semis.
Murray, seeded second, fired 11 aces to ten for Tsonga, with the Frenchman only losing serve once. The Scot earned an early break in the final set on his way to sealing the victory, his 22nd win of the season. It was the 17th trophy of his career.
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