Andy Murray And Grigor Dimitrov Set For Queens Reunion As Both Confirm Wimbledon Preparations
Andy Murray will renew his grasscourt rivalry with Grigor Dimitrov at the Aegon Championships at Queen”s Club this summer.
The Bulgarian was better known as Maria Sharapova”s boyfriend till he won the tournament last year – and then shocked the British No 1 in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Now both stars have agreed to return to the Baron”s Court in June to prepare for the third Grand Slam of the season.
Murray, who will be No 6 seed at the Australian Open next week, will be targetting a record-equalling fourth title at Queen”s Club.
"I”d love to win the tournament again," he said. Murray. "I”ve had some great moments on those grass courts. It”s where I won my first professional match and my first title in Britain.
"When you see the names on the trophy, it shows how difficult it is to win. The year I won Wimbledon, it came a few weeks after winning at Queen”s, and it”s perfect preparation."
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John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick have won the title four times in the Open era.
Dimitrov, who beat Feliciano Lopez 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 in a classic final last year, said: "I have always had a special relationship with everyone at the Aegon Championships, right from when I was given two wild cards early on in my career, to last year when I lifted the trophy for the first time.
"It is one of my favourite tournaments and winning the title last year was one of the best moments of my career so far. I am really happy that I will be coming back to defend my title and I look forward to playing in front of the great British crowds again."
For the first time, spectators will be able to book tickets to watch the Aegon Championships on a first-come, first-served basis with the traditional ballot being replaced by a general sale which starts on Tuesday 3rd March.
Fans can guarantee tickets in advance of the general sale via a Priority Ticket Membership.
For more details, go to www.aegonchampionships.com.
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