TENNIS: Andy Murray has warmed up for next week’s Wimbledon championships in style, winning a record-breaking fifth title at Queen’s Club in London.
The Brit went past John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson, who had all won the tournament four times.
Murray was a set and 3-0 down to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic before turning things around to defend his crown with a 6-7 6-4 6-3 success.
McEnroe, who was coaching Raonic, was courtside to watch the Scot win, but Murray’s mentor, Ivan Lendl, who resumed his coaching role with the world No.2 last week, was gone not long after the finish.
“It was nice of him to stick around for the presentation,” Murray joked after seeing that Lendl had departed.
“It was obviously a good first week back together.”
Murray said the thought of breaking the record had spurred him on.
“Coming out here to try and win for the fifth time, I was really motivated,” he said.
“It was frustrating to be down a set and a break but I started to return well, and my serve worked very well the last couple of sets.
“I played some good stuff.”
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