Monday, 20 June 2016

Murray's Record Fifth Queens Club title

Results from the weekends tournaments:

Andy Murray won his record fifth Queens Club title in London, coming back from a set and a break down against big serving Milos Raonic.  Raonic led 3-1 in the second set, and was serving, having not been broken in 55 previous attempts in the tournament.  Murray finally snapped the sequence and from that point seized the momentum for the remainder of the match.
Raonic lost the match because he let doubts enter his mind, and Murray attacked the hesitation which followed. Despite the loss, Milos has risen two spots to number seven, a significant move with seedings for Wimbledon being released soon.

Madison Keys won her second title, taking out the Birmingham final in two impressive sets against Barbora Strycova.  Keys has moved into the top 10 as a result, and her confidence is sky high heading into Wimbledon next week.
Strycova is also in good shape, moving up to 26 in the world.

Alexander Zverev defeated Roger Federer to reach the Halle final, but could not win his first career title.  Florian Mayer was fast out of the blocks, and wrapped up the opening set 6-2.  Zverev fought back to take the second 7-5 and level the match but Mayer steadied to win 6-2 5-7 6-3.
Mayer has jumped from 192 to 80 and Zverev 38 to 28 in the rankings.  Zverev will now be seeded and even more dangerous with which to deal in the grass court GS tournament.

Caroline Garcia won the Mallorca title, comfortably defeating Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-4.  Both women achieved much from the tournament,  Garcia now is ranked 32 so should be seeded for Wimbledon, while Sevastova rose 15 spots to 67.

In the last week before Wimbledon Eastbourne hosts a WTA tournament and Nottingham plays home for an ATP event.
Eastbourne will see duel Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova and former Wimbledon finalist Aga Radwanska among 10 of the world's top 20 competing
Not such a strong field at Nottingham where the top seed is the men's world number 24. 

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