Jamie Murray to become Tournament Director of cinch Championships
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We are pleased to confirm that Jamie Murray will become Tournament Director of the cinch Championships starting in 2024.
The Queen’s Club tournament was recently voted by the ATP as the best tournament in its category for the seventh time since 2013.
We are committed to supporting British players who wish to explore off-court roles as part of their development and Murray will join former British women’s No.1 Laura Robson as a tournament director at one of our major events this year.
A winner of seven major doubles titles (including five in mixed and two in men’s alongside Bruno Soares), Murray is one of the most decorated British players of all time, becoming the first British player in professional tennis history to hold the world No.1 ranking, achieving that feat in April 2016, seven months before his brother Andy did in singles. He currently own’s 26 ATP doubles titles, most recently winning Zhuhai with Michael Venus in September.
Murray will continue to play as usual on the ATP Tour in 2024, with the exception of not competing during the week of the cinch Championships and the week prior, to finalise preparations for the tournament.
Murray said, “It’s a real honour to be given this opportunity by the LTA, to work on such a prestigious and well-regarded tournament with the event team during the year, supporting the development and growth of the cinch Championships. As most people know I have a genuine interest in the events side of the business having started as a Tournament Director of the Murray Trophy and most recently organising Battle of the Brits in ensuring the best possible experience for the players and fans who attend.”
LTA Director of Digital and Events, Chris Pollard said, “We are delighted to welcome Jamie into the Tournament Director role at Queen’s. Jamie has shown huge passion and aptitude for running tennis tournaments over the past few years and his knowledge of playing at the very highest level on the ATP Tour for almost two decades, will help ensure the cinch Championships remains one of the most prestigious and highly-rated tournaments in the world.
"We believe it’s important to give British players the opportunity to develop their careers off-court as well as on, which is why we’re pleased that Jamie will be joining Laura Robson in that capacity.
"Finally, we are especially proud of the fact that all our WTA events in Britain are now overseen by women.”
Murray’s appointment further strengthens the our roster of tournament directors, which includes Laura Robson at the Rothesay Open Nottingham, Rebecca James at the combined ATP & WTA Rothesay International Eastbourne and Amy Hitchinson, who has recently been appointed to oversee the Rothesay Classic Birmingham. James also acts as Tournament Director for the Billie Jean King and Davis Cup domestic events.