(June 16, 2013) Andy Murray rallied to win his third Queen’s Club on Sunday defeating last year’s champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. It’s the Scot’s 27th career ATP title.
“He’s one of the best grass court players in the world,” Murray said of his opponent. “Me and Marin, we have played against each other since the juniors and we have had a lot of close matches and tight matches. I was lucky to come through in the end because he was playing great tennis, especially towards the end of the second set and I got a little bit lucky at the end of that set.”
“It was a great match from both sides,” Cilic said, “a great level of tennis. Andy showed he is capable of coming back; he’s a great fighter. Congratulations to him for a great week. It was an extremely great week for me. I enjoyed all my matches. It wasn’t easy. I had some tough fights. I hope I’m going to continue with my good form.”
Murray dedicated his win to fellow Briton Ross Hutchins, who attended the match. Murray went on to headline the ‘Rally For Cancer’, an exhibition raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The charity supports The Royal Marsden, the world-leading cancer centre treating Hutchins. Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl, Tomas Berdych and Tim Henman also took part.
Murray who skipped the French Open due to a back injury talked about his recovery. “I worked very hard in the time that I had off to try and get myself back in the best shape possible and I couldn’t do it without my team. They have helped me a lot. They have been very patient with me. They’re why I was able to come out and play so tough the last two matches.”