Andy Murray is king of Queen`s for third time
London: Andy Murray was crowned king of Queen`s Club for the third time as the world number two roared back to defeat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday`s final.
Murray was pushed hard by the Croatian fifth seed, but the US Open champion responded to the challenge with the kind of classy display that bodes well with Wimbledon just eight days away.
He picked up a cheque for 73,315 pounds (86,300 euros) for his latest triumph at the pre-Wimbledon warm-up event, but more importantly his dominant week`s work served as the perfect preparation ahead of his latest bid to end Britain`s long wait for a male winner of the singles` title at the All England Club.
The 26-year-old`s third successful Queen`s campaign in five years, following previous victories in 2009 and 2011, took his career haul of ATP Tour titles to 27 and ended his wait for a first tournament win since the Miami Masters in March.