Murray beats Troicki and Anderson to win Queen’s Club title

Jun 21, 2015, 8:18 AM
Andy Murray of Britain plays a return to Viktor Troicki of Serbia during their semifinal tennis mat...
Andy Murray of Britain plays a return to Viktor Troicki of Serbia during their semifinal tennis match at the Queen's Championships in London, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray claimed his 34th career title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded South African Kevin Anderson in the final of the grass-court Queen’s Club tournament.

Top-seeded Murray, who was contesting his 50th career final, also won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He joins John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt as a four-time winner of the event.

It was Murray’s third title of the year, following victories in Munich and Madrid.

Earlier Sunday, the third-ranked Murray completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) semifinal win over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki after rain stopped play Saturday.

Anderson was playing his 10th career final and his first on grass. A win would have given him his 200th career victory.

Murray did not face a break point throughout the match but Anderson, who had dropped serve just once during the week, was broken once in each set. The first break came when Murray led 2-1, with Anderson netting a smash, and Murray moved ahead 3-2 in the second set with a drop shot.

Although Anderson had struck 96 aces during the week, he failed to produce the same firepower in the final, and his game lacked any other weapons to trouble Murray.

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Murray beats Troicki and Anderson to win Queen’s Club title