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Murray claims fourth Queen's Club title

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Andy Murray of Britain holds up the championship trophy after winning the final against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Queens Club in London yesterday.

LONDON (AP):

Andy Murray claimed his 34th career title yesterday 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 yesterday, the third-ranked Murray completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) semi-final win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki after rain stopped play Saturday.

10th career final

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.

"I served extremely well and then, thankfully, when the chances came I managed to come up with some kind of instinctive shots," Murray said.

"I felt like once I got into the rallies I was doing really well."