History beckons for Andy Murray
Andy Murray will become the first Briton since Arthur Lowe in 1914 to have twice claimed victory at the Queen's Club if he defeats Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the AEGON Championships on Sunday.
Murray battled to overcome an ankle injury sustained in his third round clash at the French Open in order to be fit for the grass-court tournament, and is now in a solid position in the lead-up to Wimbledon.
"It gives me the message that I'm in a good place now," said Murray. "I'm playing well. I struggled at times this year, and I feel like now I'm playing really good tennis again. Physically I feel good, which is important.
"My game is where it needs to be right now. That's all you can ask for. Regardless of how the final goes, it's been the perfect week in many ways and I'll use the next five, six days to really work hard and get myself mentally and physically ready for Wimbledon."
The Scot said he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Tsonga, who will no doubt use his semi-final victory over another Brit, James Ward, as added motivation during the decider.
"I enjoy playing against [Tsonga]," said Murray. "He's a great athlete. He's similar in a few ways to Andy [Roddick].
"He's very flashy, a great shot-maker, can be a little bit erratic at times, but he's one of the best grass-court players in the world, for sure."