12:42 15 June 2009
Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray is confident that he can triumph at Wimbledon after becoming Britain's first winner at Queen's Club for 71 years.
The world No 3 won the AEGON Championships, the 12th title of his career, with a straight-sets victory over US star James Blake.
He said: "I don't think winning Wimbledon is impossible. I go into every tournament with that mentality, that I can win.
"I'll have to play my best-ever tennis to do it. It's so difficult to do - and that's why no Brit's done it for so long.
"It is pretty special to win at Queen's Club. When someone told me no Brit had won here for 70-odd years, the nerves started.
"There are also some great names on this trophy. I mean, McEnroe, Connors, Roddick, Hewitt, Nadal.
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"Lots of those are Wimbledon winners but I'm not one of them, unfortunately. But I'm going to try my best to try to change that.
"The more matches you play on grass, the better you become. That bodes well going into Wimbledon."
Murray is now one of the favourites, alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, to win the iconic tournament.
He added: "I feel physically strong and I'll work on my fitness going into Wimbledon."
The last British tennis player to win at Queen's was Bunny Austin in 1938. The last victorious Brit at Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1936.
Wimbledon begins Monday June 22.
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