13 - 19 June 2016

Held at The Queen's Club, London, The Aegon Championship was voted the ATP 250 Tournament of the year, 2013 and 2014. Featuring the world’s best men’s singles and doubles players, it’s the first chance of the season for most players to switch from clay to grass courts.

The tournament is also keenly watched as it’s known as a key indicator for Wimbledon - with 25 of the last 27 Wimbledon champions having played in it.

This year's tournament was one of the most exciting yet with top players Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt and Stan Wawrinka taking part along with Grigor Dimitrov who returned to defend his title.

Andy Murray lifted the trophy in a showdown against South Africa's Kevin Anderson with French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut claiming the doubles title.

Recent history of the Championships

Connors, Lendl, Edberg and Sampras are amongst the legends that have proudly lifted the iconic silver Championships trophy. This year, Andy Murray joined an illustrious list of champions including John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick as he claimed his fourth Aegon Championships title.

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final to claim his first grass court title in front of a packed centre court in 2008.

The following year, Andy Murray defeated James Blake to win the inaugural Aegon Championships and become the first British player in 71 years (since Bunny Austin in 1938) to win the title.

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 due to rain delays.

In 2013, Andy Murray secured a hat trick of Aegon Championships titles by defeating the 2012 defending champion Marin Cilic and became the first Britain to achieve three wins at Queen’s since Sir Gordon Lowe (1913, 1914 and 1925). And of course, continuing the tradition of Queen’s being an indicator of Wimbledon success, Murray went on to victory there too.

The Queen’s Club

It’s part of the establishment now, but when it was established in 1886, The Queen’s Club was one of Britain’s first multi-sport clubs. A diverse club - as well as tennis, it still caters for squash, real tennis (the game from which tennis evolved) and rackets.

The Aegon Championships take pride of place though and are played out across 10 impeccably manicured grass courts. Andy Murray reverentially described these courts as ‘the best in the world’.

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