Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Queen's Club Final 2011
Sorry guys I am out of town right now and this is the only time I could get on and get you the updates on the Queen's Club Final. Monday Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took on Andy Murray in the Queen's final.
Murray won 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, obtaining his first title of the year against fifth-seeded Tsonga of France.
The match which was supposed to be played on Sunday but was postponed until Monday due to rain in the area.
This is Murray's second time winning, the other coming in 2009. He is also the first Briton since Francis Gordon Lowe won it in 1913-14 and in 1925. Tsonga on the other hand was the fifth Frenchmen to reach the final in the open era. In 1995 Guy Forget lost to Pete Sampras, in 2003 and 2004 Sebastien Grosjean lost to Andy Roddick and in 2009 Andy Murray beat Nicolas Mahut.
In the match both players played at tremendous and showed off their athleticism. Murray seemed to have the edge in speed but Tsonga had more willingness to come to the net.
At 1-1 Tsonga just dogged a break point when a dropshot barely caught the net and fell in Tsonga's favor. Tsonga broke at love to lead the first set 4-2, fighting off two more break points and taking the set.
The second set the play was much closer. With Murray leading 4-3, Tsonga fought off four break points. At 5-5 Murray held off two break points. He then proceeded to win the last five points of the tiebreak.
In the final set Murray was the only one to earn a break point. On his 10th break point of the match, Murray took a 3-2 lead when Tsonga sent a forehand out wide.