|Andy Murray of Britain serves during his singles final match against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France at the Queen's Club Championships in west London June 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)
LONDON, ENGLAND - For the second time in three years, Britain's own Andy Murray is the champion at The Queen's Club.
A second-seeded Murray overcame fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 in Monday's final at the $1 million Aegon Championships -- a grass- court Wimbledon tuneup. The marquee finale was staged on Monday after rain postponed things here on Sunday.
The 2011 Australian Open runner-up Murray, who also titled at The Queen's Club in 2009, prevailed in 2 hours, 25 minutes with the help of 11 aces on Monday.
Murray leveled the match at a set apiece by winning the last five points of the second-set tiebreak and the Brit secured the lone break in the third set to take a 3-2 lead en route to victory.
The 24-year-old Murray is the first Brit to capture this Wimbledon warmup at least twice since Francis Gordon Lowe won it in 1913 and 1914 and again in 1925.
Murray improved to 5-1 lifetime against the former Aussie Open runner-up Tsonga, who was performing in his first ATP-level grass-court final. The world No. 4 Murray also bested the French Tsonga on grass in last year's Wimbledon quarterfinals.
The three-time Grand Slam runner-up Murray, who hails from Dunblane, Scotland, is now 17-9 in his career finals, including a 1-1 mark this season. He lost to Serbian star Novak Djokovic in January's Aussie Open title tilt.
The 26-year-old Tsonga dropped to 5-3 in his career ATP finals, and hasn't titled since 2009. He lost to Robin Soderling in a finale in Rotterdam earlier this year.
Murray collected $113,000 for his latest title, while Tsonga settled for $64,000 as the runner-up.