The Queen's Club, London: 10 - 16 June 2013
The Aegon Championships, with its global audience, is recognised as one of the top 10 tennis events in the world. Held in the run up to Wimbledon, the Championships are consistently supported by the best singles and doubles players of the men's game.
Since its inception in 1979, 25 of the last 27 Wimbledon champions have played at the Championships. Connors, Lendl, Edberg and Sampras are amongst the legends that have proudly lifted the iconic silver Championships trophy. In 2008 Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final to claim his first grass court title in front of a packed Centre Court.
Recent Championships have been dominated by two former World No. 1 players - Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick. Hewitt won a hat-trick of titles between 2000-02, a feat equalled by Roddick between 2003-05. Hewitt then captured a fourth title in 2006, while Roddick defeated Nicolas Mahut in 2007 as they joined McEnroe and Becker as the only players who have won the title four times.
Top seed Andy Murray defeated James Blake to win the inaugural Aegon Championships and become the first British player in 71 years to win the title at The Queen’s Club in 2009. Not since Bunny Austin in 1938 had a British player been crowned king at Queen’s, but Murray’s 7-5, 6-4 victory ensured the long wait for a champion was over.
In 2011 British No.1 Andy Murray won his second title at The Queen's Club in three years, after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a match that was carried over to the Monday.
In 2012 Marin Cilic won the title after David Nalbandian was defaulted because of Unsportsmanlike Conduct. The doubles title was won by top seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor, who defeated Bob and Mike Bryan 6-3, 6-4.
LOCATION London, United Kingdom
VENUE The Queen's Club
ATP World Tour 250
CATEGORY ATP World Tour 250 Event
PRIZE MONEY 683,665 Euros
Local bus routes
9, 10, 27, 28, 74, 190, 295 and 391
Look back at previous winners of the tournament as well as drawsheets dating back to 1969
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