London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Andy Murray won twice Sunday at the Aegon Championships to claim his fourth title at Queen’s Club.
Murray reached the final earlier Sunday by defeating Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in a semifinal held over from Saturday because of rain. The top-seeded British star then cruised past South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match.
“I served extremely well,” said Murray. “I wasn’t expecting to have loads of opportunities with the way he had been serving this week and the way the courts were playing, so thankfully when the [break point] chances came, I managed to come up with some kind of instinctive shots and guess the right way on a couple of shots, and managed to get the breaks.”
Murray, who also won the Queen’s title in 2009, 2011 and 2013, became the fifth player to win this title four times, joining John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt.
It is Murray’s third ATP title of 2015 after his victories on clay in Madrid and Munich. He improved to 34-16 all-time in finals.
Anderson, meanwhile, fell to 2-8 in title matches for his career. He hasn’t won a tournament in three years, last capturing a crown at Delray Beach in 2012.
Anderson was looking to become the second South African to emerge victorious at Queen’s Club in the Open Era.
“It was tough today,” said Anderson. “I didn’t feel like I played my best tennis today, but I think that’s a lot to do with the way Andy played. I felt he served really well.”
Murray improved to 5-1 all-time against Anderson.