This festival of tennis at the prestigious Queen’s Club is the traditional curtain raiser for Wimbledon. If London SW19 draws the star-seekers and much of the media hype, the Queens Club Championship has long had a reputation as the real tennis-lover’s tournament. It’s a chance to see the main challengers up close, as they adjust their grass-court game and hope to hit form at the right moment. It’s time to spot your contenders for the title - read on to find out more about Aegon Championships Tickets at StubHub!
Background to the Aegon Championships
Founded back in 1886, The Queen’s Club is as English and elegant as the name suggests. Its famous redbrick clubhouse – its balconies decked with flowers for the Aegon Championships – is an instantly recognisable backdrop to the day’s play. A knowledgeable crowd are famously appreciative of sportsmanship and fine performances.
Over the years, they have had much to admire. Big-hitting American star Andy Roddick famously found the courts to his liking – this is where he set a world record for the fastest serve. Twice he won here, only to lose to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final later that summer. Like Roddick, Australian Lleyton Hewitt is a four-time Queens Club champion and remains a favourite with the home crowd – who have forgiven him for twice beating British hero Tim Henman. However, the locals have had plenty to cheer about in recent years. Andy Murray holds the current record for all-time wins, beginning with his first in 2009. In the men’s doubles tournament, the famous names of the Bryan brothers, Woodbridge and Woodforde, and Herbert and Mahut have all been multiple winners.
On the edge of your seat
Despite increasing coverage in the UK and overseas, the best way to appreciate the atmosphere is with Aegon Championships Tickets. Those lucky enough to get a seat for the final are often richly rewarded. In 2014 Grigor Dimitrov and Feliciano Lopez were a surprising finals’ day match-up, but certainly did not disappoint. Each sensing a rare shot at glory, they took all three sets to tie-breaks, with Dimitrov finally winning 8-6.
A year after winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics, Andy Murray arrived at The Queen’s Club with expectations high. A set down to the title-holder Marian Cilic in the final, the Scot battled back to win 6-3 in the decider – a performance that, for many critics, prefigured his first ever Wimbledon success a few weeks later.
Similar tennis tournaments
Having seen the contenders in action, why not search for tickets for Wimbledon? Or head to London’s 02 Arena for the season’s showdown, the ATP World Tour Finals?