Britain’s Andy Murray has won the Queen’s Club Championship in London for a record-breaking fifth time.
He beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3, two weeks before he starts attempting to win the Wimbledon Championships for a second time.
In taking a fifth title he pulls ahead of John McEnroe, Leyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Boris Becker, Roy Emerson, Major Ritchie, Anthony Wilding and two others, who had all won it four times.
The victory was Murray’s 37th ATP career title and his second of 2016 and will help narrow the gap in the world rankings between him and World Number 1 Novak Djokovic.
In winning, he picked up a cheque for £322,126 and 500 ranking points.
It comes after he appointed as his coach for a second time Ivan Lendl, who himself won Queen’s in 1989 and 1990.
His opponent Raonic is now being coached by McEnroe, and Murray’s win was viewed as a double victory for the pair considering Lendl’s great rivalry with the American in the 1980s… see more