Matteo Berrettini retained his cinch Championships title with a straight sets win in the final - becoming only the eighth player to win back-to-back trophies.

Berrettini defeated world No.38 Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-4 on finals Sunday at The Queen's Club.

The world No.10 also becomes the first player in the Open Era to lift the trophy on each of his first appearances at the tournament.

Berrettini is the first player to win consecutive cinch Championships titles since Andy Murray between 2015 and 2016. Every other player in history to defend the Queen's title have gone on to become worl No.1 and win a Grand Slam title.

The Italian now boasts a 20-1 winning record on grass since the start of 2021 and is unbeaten this year having taken the Stuttgart Open title. He's won three out of his last four grass events, losing only to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

"To be honest, there’s too many emotions," he said after being handed the trophy for the second time in his career.

"The last thing I expected was to come back from surgery to defend my title here at one of the most prestigious tournaments we have. I don’t want to cry but most of it is thanks to my team, my family, those who are close to me.

"Every time I walk in these hallways I see all the names of the champions past and present and now knowing that I’m going to be up there twice gives me goosebumps.

Berrettini made the most of a weary start from the Serbian – racing to three break point opportunities – but Krajinovic targeted the Italian’s backhand to get a hard-earned opening hold.

The world No.38 looked like he was in for a difficult afternoon with Berrettini launching 100mph forehand winners past his opponent.

Berrettini continued to build momentum off his powerful groundstrokes and looked to have the championship in the bag after breaking to love midway through the second set.