June 24th, 2019

Tennis: Andy (racquet)

Fairytales can come true

It was indeed a fairytale day yesterday at Queens for both Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez.

The later won the men's singles in three sets and returned to court after half an hour's break to play the doubles final with Andy. Again it went the distance, being won by Andy & Feli in what is known as 'the champions tie-break' which has sadly replaced the third set in ordinary tournament doubles.

Both matches were of high quality, entertaining, thoroughly enjoyable and jolly close. How Feli managed to keep his energy and concentration going I really don't know - he did take to not sitting down at the change of ends in the doubles as he said he might not have been able to get back up.

What a return to tennis for Andy and what a return to top class tennis for Lopez.