Murray wins 5th Queen’s Club title, Federer’s conqueror loses to Mayer

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Britain’s Andy Murray on Sunday smothered Milos Raonic’s huge serve to become the first man to win the Queen’s Club title five times.

Raonic led by a set and 3-0 before Murray became the first player this week to break the Canadian’s serve, doing so twice in succession.

The top seed and defending champion went on to win 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-3.

The Scot overtakes the likes of John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson with five Aegon Championships titles.

McEnroe was courtside for the final in his role as coach to Raonic, with the American’s old adversary Ivan Lendl in the opposite corner after rejoining the Murray camp this week.

“It was nice of him to stick around for the presentation,” Murray joked after seeing that Lendl had quickly left the court.

“It was obviously a good first week back together.”

In Germany, Florian Mayer beat German compatriot Alexander Zverev 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 in the final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany on Sunday.

Zverev had on Saturday claimed a shock victory over Roger Federer in the semi-finals, becoming the first teenager to beat the Swiss since 2006.

The 19-year-old played aggressively in the opening stages but Mayer, 32, kept his composure to win the opening set.

Zverev fought back to take the second set but Mayer secured the final set to close out victory.

Meanwhile, Madison Keys of the U.S. also on Sunday beat Barbora Strycova in straight sets to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Keys’ semi-final win over Carla Suarez Navarro on Saturday saw her move into the world’s top 10 for the first time.

And she followed it up with a routine 6-3, 6-4 victory over Czech Strycova, who finished runner-up for the second time in three years.

It was 21-year-old Keys’ first title of the year and comes a week before the start of Wimbledon.

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Source:: PM Newspaper