History man: Andy Murray beats big serving Milos Raonic to win record fifth Queen`s title
It was Murray`s 37th career ATP title and his second of 2016.
New Delhi: Top seed Andy Murray on Sunday dismantled big serving Milos Raonic to win first man to win the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, the Queen's Club title five times.
The Briton fought back from a set and 30-0 down in second set to beat world number nine Raonic 6(5)-7, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 15 minutes in West Kensington.
The 29-year-old world number two survived a barrage of 14 aces from Raonic to subdue the Canadian fifth seed and in the process also became the first player to successfully defend the title since Andy Roddick in 2005.
Roddick was one of the eight four-time winners at Queen's Club. Anthony Wilding, Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Lleyton Hewitt also won the title four times.
On the court-side, two former champions McEnroe and Ivan Lendl – two-time winners in 1989 and 1990 stood for their wards Raonic and Murray respectively.
Murray reunited with Lendl this week as the pair began working together again two years after they called time on their initial partnership.
It was Murray`s 37th career ATP title and his second of 2016. The title will help the Murray enter Wimbledon, which he won in 2013, in a confident mode.