Each week, Baseline will take a look at a player who has thrived at one of the stops on the ATP and WTA tours during their career. (Photos: Getty Images)
A first ATP Tour match win in a Hall-of-Fame-worthy career. A tournament-winning triumph to mark one of the greatest comebacks the game has ever seen. The Queen’s Club Championships in London has been the site of some of Andy Murray’s most notable achievements as the Scot has won five singles titles there, as well as a doubles victory for the ages.
Only nine months after winning the 2004 junior US Open title, Murray was given a wild card for the 2005 Queen’s tournament. There, he recorded his first ATP Tour main-draw win and posted another on his way to the third round.
As he shot up the rankings over the next few years, the Scot was unable to break through at Queen’s in his next couple of appearances. That all changed, though, in 2009 when the world No. 3 captured the first grass-court title of his career at the tournament, defeating James Blake in the final.