Andy Murray takes Queen's wild card, seeking sixth title at favorite home event

Settled in West Kensington, Queen's Club Championships in London has earned the reputation as the second most prestigious ATP tournament on grass, right after Wimbledon.

The tournament's roots go back to 1884, and it's been at the current location since 1890, making it one of the world's oldest running tournaments! Queen's became a part of the ATP calendar in 1969, and the winners list is spectacular, including Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Since 2000, the event has been dominated by three names, Hewitt, Roddick, and Murray. The home favorite claimed a historic fifth title in 2016, moving one ahead of the Aussie and the American. Queen's didn't take place in 2020 due to a pandemic, and the new edition takes place between June 14-20. The organizers have confirmed Andy Murray, Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray as the home star that will headline the draw and chase crowns in both singles and doubles.

Andy will compete at Queen's for the 14th time, winning 30 matches and those five titles so far. Dealing with injuries, Andy suffered early Queen's losses in 2017 and 2018, returning stronger a year later and winning the doubles crown with Feliciano Lopez. Murray can't wait to compete at one of his favorite tournaments again, hoping for another good result in front of the home fans.

"It's been such a difficult time for everyone, and it will be great to play in front of home fans in Britain again. The tournament at Queen's has always meant a lot to me - it's where I won my first ATP match, I've won the singles at Queen's more than any other in my career; also, I'll never forget our doubles title in 2019. I can't wait to get back out there," Andy Murray said.

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