British Andy Murray has confirmed that he will be defending his Aegon Championships title this year at Queen’s Club ahead of Wimbledon. His Aegon title was the last ATP World Tour title he lifted before making history as the first British male to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years.
The grass court event takes place between the 9th-15th June. Last year, Murray fought past the 2012 winner Marin Cilic in the final. He lifted the trophy twice prior to that: in straight sets in 2009, anad again two years later, winning a thrilling, rain-delayed Monday final against Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
“To win the title for the third time last year and then to go on to win Wimbledon was really special, and it highlights the importance of Queen’s,” said Murray. “The grass courts there are as good as any in the world and it’s a great event. It’s also a tournament with a lot of history, both personally for me and for the game as a whole.
It’s where I won my first professional match and my first title in Britain, and when you look at the names on the trophy, including my coach Ivan Lendl, it shows how big a tournament it is to win. I’d love to do it again.”
Murray will officially be seeded fourth at the Australian Open, which begins on January 13 in Melbourne.