Murray's win over Llodra a good omen for Queen's tennis?
Britons seeking Queen's tennis tickets may be crossing their fingers that Scottish player Andy Murray wins the championships for the second year in a row and a strong performance this weekend could have bolstered that hope.
The sportsman beat French star Michael Llodra at the Australian Open on Saturday (January 21st) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.
But an interview with Murray posted on the tournament's official website revealed the match had not been easy.
"It was tough," the tennis star said, adding: "He's very good at what he does."
However, the sportsman stated the match had been enjoyable, noting: "Once I got up a double break in the second, we played a lot of entertaining rallies, fun points."
Murray admitted Llodra was a "good matchup", explaining he tends to play well against left-handed opponents.
The Dunblane-born star said he was pleased with his performance but claimed there are still improvements he can make.
His confidence may come as good news to those buying tennis tickets for the Queen's Championships in June, as another win at the London tournament would make him the first British player to take home the title three times since Francis Gordon Lowe in 1913, 1914 and 1925.
Posted by Robert Long