Andy Murray must wait for record-extending win at Queen's Club
Brit has been crowned champion in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 20/06/17 7:25pm
Andy Murray has won a record five titles at Queen's Club between 2009 and 2016, but the world No 1 was unable to make it a sixth this year after suffering an early exit.
The two-time Wimbledon champion was dealt a blow in his preparations for SW19 when he lost in the opening round at Queen's to lucky loser Jordan Thompson.
The Australian ended Murray's dominance in the Aegon Championships with a straight-sets victory, but the Brit's record-haul of five Queen's titles remains an impressive feat.
Here, we take a look back at how Murray has been the dominant force at Queen's Club over the years...
Murray became the first British champion at Queen's Club since Bunny Austin in 1938 as he claimed a historic first grass-court tournament after beating James Blake 7-5 6-4 in the 2009 final.
The 22-year-old world No 3 dropped serve only twice all week, and did not lose a set on his way to lifting the title.
He followed up his success in 2009 by completing the perfect Wimbledon preparation by fighting back to defeat hard-hitting Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 in the 2011 final, which was only the third Monday final in the tournament's history.
Murray became the first Briton to win the tournament more than once since Francis Gordon Lowe, who was champion in 1913, 1914 and 1925.
Murray was forced to come from behind to beat Croatia's world No 12 Marin Cilic to win the Aegon Championships for the third time in 2013.
It was to be a lucky hat-trick of titles for the Scot, who went on to claim his first Wimbledon crown just a few weeks later with a memorable win over Novak Djokovic.
Murray sealed a record-equalling fourth title at Queen's Club in 2015 with a majestic 6-3 6-4 demolition of South Africa's Kevin Anderson after being forced to play two matches in one day.
The 28-year-old joined John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt as the only four-time winners of the Wimbledon warm-up event in the Open era.
Murray became the most successful player at the tournament after beating Milos Raonic to claim a historic fifth title.
The British No 1 ran out 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3 in a high-quality final to successfully defend last year's title and earn a record haul.
A few weeks later he became a two-time Wimbledon champion when he beat the same opponent in the final.
Players who have won at Queen’s and Wimbledon in the same year:
|Roy Emerson||1964, 1965|
|Pete Sampras||1995, 1999|
|Andy Murray||2013, 2016|
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