Jun 15, 2009

Andy Murray beats James Blake to win Queen’s Club final

Andy Murray fulfilled his duty to end a seven-decade victory drought for home players to become the first Briton to win the Queen's club title since Bunny Austin in 1938.

Murray defeated James Blake 7-5, 6-4.
"It was a good match, even if there weren't so many rallies," Murray said.

"James is tough and since I'd only played him once, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm very glad to win."
The world no.3 will now face huge pressure with Wimbledon starting a week from Monday.

The last Briton who lift the Wimbledon title was Fred Perry which dated back in 1936.

"I played well all week and when I had chances I managed to take them," Murray said.

"But I was nervous before the match.

"I guess the only thing now is to try and win a Grand Slam hopefully in a few weeks."
In the meanwhile, it wasn't a bad result for Blake.

Perhaps he can celebrate by getting a clean shave before the Wimbledon starts.

(Via; Images by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

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