Andy Murray confirms decision to play at Queen's


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Andy Murray will bid for a hat-trick of titles at the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club this summer.

The world number four's participation at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in June was confirmed yesterday, with Murray hoping to add to his victories in 2009 and last year, when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rain-delayed final.

The 24-year-old said: "I'm excited to be going back to The Queen's Club. It's a great tournament and the grass courts are as good as anywhere in the world, so it's the perfect preparation for Wimbledon.

"There's always a great atmosphere and, having won the trophy twice previously, I have nothing but good memories. They also have one of the biggest trophies on the tennis circuit, and most of the Wimbledon champions are on it, so you know it's a big deal. I'd love to win it again this year."

The last British player to win the tournament, which starts on June 11, three times was FG Lowe back in the 1920s, while Murray's coach Ivan Lendl was the champion in 1989 and 1990.