The obvious answer is Sir Andy Murray who holds the record (5) for the most Aegon Championships singles titles in the tournament’s history. 2018’s Queen’s Club Championships, formerly the Aegon Championships, take place from 18th-24th June and the event has been consistently voted the players Tournament of the Year.
Capacity was improved for 2017 so there are more opportunities to witness the best players progress after the challenges of the clay court season. Any of the big hitting stars on the ATP tour has the potential to play and win as they use this prestigious ATP 500 championship to hone their grass court skills before heading to the beloved courts at SW19.
One truth was exemplified during 2017’s competition, especially on the Tuesday, we can take nothing for granted. No match or tournament is over until the final exhilarating point has been played.
On day two of the Aegon Championships we said goodbye to top seeded players Raonic, Murray and Wawrinka, they’d been hot favourites to take the title. After a stunning final between Cilic and Lopez, it was Feliciano Lopez who was victorious.
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares took the doubles title in 2017 so we can hope for another in 2018.
Claiming the trophies is seldom a smooth process; expect thrilling play, jaw-dropping techniques, a disapproving roar or cheers of exaltation from the crowd in every game.
Roger Federer has signed a career long deal to play at Halle in the same week as the Queens Club tennis event so we know that we won’t see him in Kensington but we should expect that runner up in 2015, Raonic, former champions Dimitrov, Cilic, Lopez and Andy Murray will be eager to reassert their authority.
Alexander Zverev played in Halle last year but he may opt for Queens Club tennis in 2018 and as a rising star, it would be magnificent to see him. Wawrinka, Kyrgios, Anderson, Nadal and Berdych love to play here so fingers crossed that fitness prevails and they return.
To see the most iconic tennis players in the world you should treat yourself and your private or corporate guests to tennis hospitality luxuries with access to exclusive areas that standard ticket holders can’t enjoy.
An example of this is the Queen’s Club Championships Roof Terrace tennis hospitality package from DTB Sports and Events:
- Official Centre Court East Stand ticket and seat cushion. *Option to upgrade to a private East Stand box.
- Private tables of 10 or 12 guests, with smaller parties allocated on a shared basis.
- A beautiful outdoor garden terrace.
- Sunken ice wells or wine buckets on tables with complimentary beer and wine.
- Glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.
- Delicious three-course hybrid dining experience.
- Indulge in an innovative twist on afternoon tea.
- Complimentary bar throughout the day – excludes champagne.
- Official souvenir programme on request.
Whilst the players line up has yet to be confirmed, ensure that you’re at the Queens Club Championships; a new name for a solid favourite in the tennis hospitality calendar.