Classy Murray sees off Tsonga in thrilling final

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Andy Murray maintains he would have no problem showboating at Wimbledon should the mood take him again after delighting the crowds with his battling 3-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win AEGON Championships final at Queen’s Club yesterday.

Following Sunday’s washout, tournament organisers had made tickets available to the general public - with thousands being snapped up last night and the remainder all quickly sold out to ensure a patriotic atmosphere at the west London venue.

Despite Murray, the 2009 champion and number two seed, falling behind when losing the opening set to the determined Frenchman, the 24-year-old eventually fought his way back into the match to level after a second-set tie-break. After forging ahead for the first time, Murray grew in confidence and during the closing stages produced an instinctive return through his legs to help close out the final set.

It was a move which initially may have irked Tsonga, but the British number one insists should the mood take him again, he would do the same at the All England Club.

“I enjoyed hitting them, it was good fun. You don’t get a chance to hit them too often, sometimes they come off,” said Murray. “I was 40-love up in the game, and probably would not have gone for it if it was 30-all.

“I felt comfortable on the court when I went ahead and it was nice to let a bit of something off by hitting that shot because I had been behind for 90% of the match.

“If it works, I will try it anywhere.

“It just depends what is going on in your head.”