Murray’s going for a treble
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.”