The countdown to Queen's Club begins.
The draw is out Saturday.
Here's a recap of his 2003 win.
Andy captured his first title in London back in 2003. Andy was seeded third going into the draw, and in the second round he dispatched of Rik De Voest in straight sets. Next to fall was British hope, Greg Rusedski, and with two great grass courters going head to head, this one went down to the wire in the third set.
Through to the Quarterfinals, Andy faced fellow American, and strong serve and volleyer, Taylor Dent. Another straight sets triumph for Andy in this match propelled him into his greatest challenge: a semifinal against Andre Agassi.
Agassi, who was ranked 2 in the world at the time of the match, pushed Andy all the way to a third set tie break. There was no undoing the 27 aces that Andy threw down to Agassi though, and Andy clinched in just under two hours.
The final match for Andy was against Sebastian Grosjean. Another monumental serving display by Andy brought home his first grass court title, with the winning result 6-3, 6-3.
After the final, Andy delighted in victory,
“I didn’t have the easiest draw here but I couldn’t be happier right now. It’s humbling to be in the same category as some of the great champions, anyone who’s anyone has won here.”
Trivia fact of Andy’s 2003 win at Queen’s: En route to the final, Andy ate at the famous Ivy restaurant in London six nights in a row!