Mur­ray’s go­ing for a tre­ble

SPORT

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY APRIL 12 -

ANDY MUR­RAY will tar­get a unique grass-court tre­ble when he de­fends his AE­GON Cham­pi­onships ti­tle in prepa­ra­tion for Wim­ble­don and the Olympics.

Mur­ray, who beat Jo-wil­fried Tsonga to claim his sec­ond Queen’s Club ti­tle last sum­mer, has com­mit­ted to play­ing the tour­na­ment for the next five years.

Tsonga, four-time cham­pion Andy Rod­dick and Juan Martin Del Potro have all signed up to play in the tour­na­ment from June 11-17.

The AE­GON Cham­pi­onships have also ex­tended their TV part­ner­ship with the BBC un­til 2016.

Mur­ray won his first pro­fes­sional matches at Queen’s Club in 2005 and is now aim­ing to be­come the first Brit to win the ti­tle three times since FG Lowe in 1925.

“I’m ex­cited to be go­ing back to the The Queen’s Club,” said the 24-year-old Scot.

“It’s a great tour­na­ment and the grass courts are as good as any­where in the world, so it’s a per­fect prepa­ra­tion for Wim­ble­don.

“There’s al­ways a great at­mos­phere and, hav­ing won the tro­phy twice pre­vi­ously, I have noth­ing but good mem­o­ries.

“They also have one of the big­gest tro­phies on the ten­nis cir­cuit and most of the Wim­ble­don cham­pi­ons are on it, so you know it’s a big deal.

“I’d love to win it again this year.”

EX­CITED: Mur­ray

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