Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, claimed his first grass court title in seven years on Sunday by winning the Surbiton Trophy in London. The 36-year-old defeated Austrian Jurij Rodionov 6-3, 6-2 in the final, dropping only one set in the entire tournament.
Murray, Once ranked 1st in the world, stepped up his preparation for Wimbledon with a dominant performance. “It has been the perfect start to the grass season,” Murray said after the match. “My kids are always asking me when I go away if I can come home with the trophy, and it has been rare…I think they were watching on the TV. I will bring home the trophy tonight.”
Murray will continue his grass court season next week at the Nottingham Open before attempting to win his third Wimbledon title next month. The victory at Surbiton shows that Murray still has the skills and talent to succeed on grass, even after several years of injuries and setbacks. With Wimbledon just around the corner, Andy Murray appears poised to make another deep run at the All England Club.