Murray heads back to Wimbledon with a winning feeling

16 June 2013 / 18:39

Andy Murray is heading back to Wimbledon with a spring in his step after regaining his Queen's Club title.

Twelve months ago Murray was left in tears after he became the first British All England Club men's singles finalist in 74 years - only to lose in the final against Roger Federer.

A few weeks later and he won Olympic gold on SW19's manicured lawns, which he then followed up by ending the long wait for a British Grand Slam winner at the US Open.

But Murray was made to work by Marin Cilic in a rain delayed final, claiming the title for the third time in his career 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.

"I've worked very hard in the time that I had off and got myself back in the best shape possible," said Murray. 

"My team helped me a lot, they were patient with me and it's why I was able to come out and play so tough in the last couple of matches.

"Marin is one of the best grass court players in the world. We've played each other since juniors and we've had a lot of close matches. I was lucky to come through at the end because he was playing such good tennis."

The world number two showed no signs of the back injury that ruled him out of the recent French Open, although there were anxious moments in the first set when he appeared in pain after a nasty slip.

"The courts have taken a bit of a pounding this week - it's been extremely wet - and I just slipped," he added. 

"I was a bit sore in the groin area but thankfully it wasn't too bad."

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