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Five of the best moments that made the Fever-Tree Championships in 2018

  • 09/11/2018

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As the Fever-Tree Championships is voted ATP World Tour Tournament of the Year for a fifth time, we pick out five of our favourite moments from this year's tournament... 

Wild card Djokovic

Each year, the Fever-Tree Championships plays host to some of the world's biggest male stars and 2018 was no different. The line-up featured the likes of Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Warwinka, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Feliciano Lopez and British No.1 Kyle Edmund, setting the scene for an unmissable week of action. However, the plot thickened just days before as Novak Djokovic accepted a late wild card into the tournament. 

The then 12-time Grand Slam champion had last hit the grass courts at Queen's in 2010, winning the doubles title alongside Jonathan Elrich and two years, before he finished singles runner-up to Rafael Nadal. Ten years on, he went on to achieve the same feat, this time a runner-up to Marin Cilic. He made the final without dropping a single set and showcased some of his best tennis along the way... 

His impressive run set him up for Wimbledon, where he won his fourth title and just two months later, he captured his 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open. 

Murray's comeback 

It was nearly 12 months since Andy Murray had played a competitive match and what better place to make his comeback than at The Queen's Club? The same place where he had made history by becoming the first player to lift the trophy five times. 

After taking time out due to injury, the two-time Wimbledon champion made his highly-anticipated return to the world stage and took on his Australian friend Nick Kyrgios in the opening round. Whilst Kyrgios clinched the win, the former world No.1 showed sensational spells of Murray Magic before eventually falling in three sets. 

Champion Cilic

Marin Cilic is no stranger to success at The Queen's Club. He won the title in 2012 and reaached the final in both 2013 and 2017.  Playing as the top seed, the Croatian defeated Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Muller, Sam Querrey and Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to make the final where he faced Novak Djokovic. 

Despite losing the opening set, he dug deep to capture an impressive 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 victory and lift the trophy for the second time. 

Doubles delight

In 2017, Jamie Murray rewrote the history books by becoming the first British man to win a doubles title at the event since Jeremy Bates in 1990, playing with his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares. 

12 months on, they reached the final once more but were denied the title after falling 6-4, 6-3 to Henri Kontinen and John Peers. Kontinen and Peers lost just one set throughout their run, when they faced British duo Neal Skupski and Kyle Edmund in the semi-finals. Whilst the pair already held 12 titles together, success tasted even sweeter as it marked their maiden grass court trophy.  

Hot shots

It was a summer to remember as the Met Office confirmed it as the joint hottest on record. Whilst the sun shined brightly over a packed centre court, the action heated up too with hot shots aplenty! 

Our favourite has to go to Aussie star Nick Kyrgios during his final-16 clash against Kyle Edmund... 

Catch the action courtside in 2019!

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