9 - 15 June 2014

Held at The Queen's Club, London, The Aegon Championship was voted the ATP 250 Tournament of the year, 2013. 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.

Recent history of the Championships

Connors, Lendl, Edberg and Sampras are amongst the legends that have proudly lifted the iconic silver Championships trophy. Recent tournaments though have seen epic battles between Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick – both have joined McEnroe and Becker as the only players who have won the Championship title four times.

Then, 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.

Following them, 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 at The Queen’s Club in 2009.

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 his 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.

In 2014, Grigor Dimitrov was crowned Aegon Championships singles champion. The doubles title was picked up by Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.

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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