Andy Murray Wins Fifth AEGON Championships Title

Andy Murray, Tennis, AEGON ChampionshipsWorld second best tennis player, Andy Murray, on Sunday evening defeated Milos Raonic to win the AEGON championships title.

The 29-year-old Scottish made a stirring comeback from a set and a break down to beat Raonic 6-7 6-4 6-3 in the final of the competition.

He is now the first man to win the Queen’s Club title five times, after overtaking the likes of John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson.

McEnroe was courtside for the final in his role as coach to Raonic, with the American’s old adversary Ivan Lendl in the opposite corner after returning to Murray’s camp this week.

Djokovic, Williams Named Top Seeds For 2015 US Open

us openNovak Djokovic and Serena Williams were on Tuesday announced as top seeds for the 2015 US Open tennis championship, which will commence next week Monday at Flushing Meadows in New York.

This marks the first time the same man and woman have been the top seeds for three years in a row since Steffi Graf and Ivan Lendl between 1987 – 1989.

World number 1, Williams is looking to win her seventh US Open title, which would surpass Chris Evert for the most US Open singles titles in Open era and a victory in Flushing Meadows would also tie Steffi Grafs’s Open era record of 22 major titles, as well as complete the calendar year grand slam, last won by Graff in 1988.

She is followed on the seeding list by number two, Simona Halep of Romania, a 2014 French Open finalist and Russia’s Maria Sharapova, the 2006 U.S. Open winner,who is seeded third with 2014 U.S. Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark seeded fourth.

Petra Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014 is seeded fifth, while 2015 French Open finalist Lucie Safarova is seeded sixth.

Five-time U.S. Open champion, Roger Federer is the second seed for the men’s event where the top-10 seeds feature five U.S. Open champions and six grand slam winners.

In addition to 2011 champion, Djokovic of Serbia and Switzerland’s Federer (2004-08), former U.S. champions include Andy Murray (2012), Rafael Nadal (2010, 13) and last year’s winner, Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Scotland’s Murray is seeded third, Spaniard Nadal is eighth and Cilic seeded ninth.

Kei Nishikori of Japan, runner-up last year to Cilic, is seeded fourth, one spot ahead of reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.

Djokovic Beats Federer To Win Third Wimbledon Title

Novak-DjokovicWorld number one, Novak Djokovic, has successfully defended his Wimbledon title with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-7 (10-12) 6-4 6-3 win over seven-time champion, Roger Federer.

Djokovic was the dominant force throughout the final despite giving away seven set points in an epic second set against Federer who was bidding for a record eighth title at the All England club.

The twenty-eight year old has now won a third Wimbledon and ninth Grand Slam to overtake the likes of Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Ivan Lendl in the all-time list of major winners.

At the age of 33, with 17 Grand Slams, Federer would have been a hugely popular winner with the support of the Centre Court crowd, but the Swiss will have few complaints about being beaten by a better man on the final day.

Federer was quick to admit that Djokovic deserved to win. “I had my chances in the first set. I got lucky to win the second, had chances in the third.

“But he was better on the bigger points. He was rock solid, I didn’t play badly myself. That’s how it goes.”

Explaining his tradition of munching grass after his wins at Wimbledon, Djokovic said: “It tasted very good this year. As a little kid it is something you dream of”.

It was the Serb who came up with the big serves when it mattered, however, saving six of seven break points, two of them on set points in the opening set.

After Federer failed to consolidate an early break his first serve deserted him in the tie-break and Djokovic took advantage, moving into a 6-1 lead before the Swiss double-faulted to hand it over.

The Serb won 14 of 15 points and then fended off two more break points in game five with his forehand, as Federer continued to chase him.

With Federer fighting to hold on in the fourth set, Djokovic suddenly began to breeze through his service games while his returning and movement were a joy to behold.

The next Grand Slam event is the US Open in New York next month, and if Djokovic wins, it means he has clinched the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in one calendar year.