Queens Club Preview: Andy Murray vs Sebastien Grosjean

Today Andy Murray will begin his Queens Club campaign when he steps on court against French veteran Sebastien Grosjean.

This week will mark three years that Andy Murray has been a professional Player when in 2005 he burst onto the scene at the Stella Artois Queens Club event beating Santiago Ventura and Taylor Dent, before being knocked out by Thomas Johansson.

Despite the three years Murray has served on the tour Sebastien Grosjean and the young Scot have never met. Strangely enough these two actually partnered each other at Queens in the doubles back in 2006. They managed one victory before losing to the world number 1 pairing the Bryan brothers.

The 30 year old Grosjean has had great success on grass over the years, he is a two time finalist at Queens and a 2 time Wimbledon semi finalist, though is very much in the twilight of his career. At the height of his career he was ranked as high as 4th in the world, though so far this year he has only manged 6 wins from 15 matches on tour and dropped to 60th in the world rankings.

This will be Andy Murray’s first singles match on British soil this year and the first grass tour event he has played in nearly 2 years after he missed out on the grass court season last year due to injury. Since Murray has no ranking points to defend this week, a good performance at Queens Club could see the current world number 11 move into the worlds top 10 ahead of Wimbledon.

Murray will be aiming to make it a hat-trick of French wins adding to his win over the French pairing of Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahutg yesterday in his doubles match with his partner Daniel Vallverdu.