Murray seeks first Queen’s title

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

An assured performance from world number three Andy Murray saw him progress to his first ever grass court final.

The Scottish ace will be sending Britain into a frenzy with his fine form in the lead up to the summer’s premier sporting event at Wimbledon.

At the AEGON Championships in London, Murray produced an accomplished display as he disposed of Juan Carlos Ferrero in straights sets, 6-2 6-4. Victory took less than 71 minutes as he overcame the Spanish clay court specialist.

Murray swept Ferrero aside in the first set at a canter. The second proved a more difficult affair. The Scotsman had to call upon his tenacious qualities as he overcame the battling former world number one. After wasting numerous break point opportunties, Murray finally capitalised in the sixth game.

Murray’s serving was emphatic throughout. In a week where he has won 43 of 44 service games, he once again served to perfection. He won a staggering 25 points out of a possible 29 when he managed to get his first serve in.

When asked about it he said: “I served very well in the first set and I was happy to win it in two as it was hotter out there than on other days this week.”

Murray now becomes the first British player to have reached the Queen’s final since Tim Henman played Pete Sampras in 2001. Should he win, he will be Britain’s first winner in 71 years. His oppostion in the final will be American James Blake, who made it to the final after the retirement of compatriat Andy Roddick in the third set with an ankle injury.

Murray, however, was unwilling to buy into the hype surrounding today’s win. With Wimbledon on everyone’s lips, he was keen to dismiss any mumourings of a first grand slam title insisting the possibilty hadn’t even entered his thoughts.

“That’s a problem I think that a lot of people have in this country – expecting huge things and thinking that it’s just going to happen.”

“I need to go out there and make it happen. Any Grand Slams are going to be incredibly tough.”

“For me, it might sound boring, and all sports people say it all the time, but I’m not looking or thinking about winning Wimbledon.”
[poll id=”14″]


MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

BIOGRAPHY: Eric Bailly

Rotterdam Open
The Sport Review
Roger Federer sweeps past Grigor Dimitrov for 97th title in Rotterdam: ‘It’s great to win this way!’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes sends warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla clash
The Sport Review
Mohamed Salah sends ‘huge’ message to Liverpool FC fans
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho delivers update on Paul Pogba ahead of Sevilla v Man United