Queen's_Club_Championships

Queen's Club Championships

The Queen's Club Championships is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. The event is an International Series tournament on Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. Its sponsored name is currently the AEGON Championships.

The Queen's Club Championships are held every year in June in the week after the French Open. Grass courts are the least common playing surface for top-level events on the ATP Tour (excluding Challenger Series events). The 2007 schedule has involved only four grass court tournaments in the run-up to Wimbledon. Alongside Queen's, there are the Halle Open, and events in Nottingham and 's-Hertogenbosch. A further tournament is played on grass in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, in the week immediately after Wimbledon.

Outside Wimbledon, this is the grass-court tournament with the highest prize money and largest draw sizes and it has a reputation for helping to produce Wimbledon champions (see the "Players and Winners" section under "Statistics" further down the page). In addition to this it enjoys full coverage on BBC TV in the UK, and as such is more popular amongst British fans than the LTA run event in Nottingham. However despite the reputation of Queen's, Roger Federer, the dominant grass court player of recent years, has generally preferred to play at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle as his warm-up to Wimbledon. Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt have dominated the tournament in this decade, both winning 4 titles each. Roddick has called the courts at the Queen's Club 'arguably the best in the world'.

Past results

Men's singles finals

Since 1969:
Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
2008 Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
2007 Andy Roddick Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 7-6, 7-6
2006 Lleyton Hewitt James Blake 6-4, 6-4
2005 Andy Roddick Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 7-6
2004 Andy Roddick Sébastien Grosjean 7-6, 6-4
2003 Andy Roddick Sébastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-3
2002 Lleyton Hewitt Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
2001 Lleyton Hewitt Tim Henman 7-6, 7-6
2000 Lleyton Hewitt Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
1999 Pete Sampras Tim Henman 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
1998 Scott Draper Laurence Tieleman 7-6, 6-4
1997 Mark Philippoussis Goran Ivanišević 7-5, 6-3
1996 Boris Becker Stefan Edberg 6-4, 7-6
1995 Pete Sampras Guy Forget 7-6, 7-6
1994 Todd Martin Pete Sampras 7-6, 7-6
1993 Michael Stich Wayne Ferreira 6-3, 6-4
1992 Wayne Ferreira Shuzo Matsuoka 6-3, 6-4
1991 Stefan Edberg David Wheaton 6-2, 6-3
1990 Ivan Lendl Boris Becker 6-3, 6-2
1989 Ivan Lendl Christo Van Rensburg 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1988 Boris Becker Stefan Edberg 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1987 Boris Becker Jimmy Connors 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
1986 Tim Mayotte Jimmy Connors 6-4, 2-1 (retired)
1985 Boris Becker Johan Kriek 6-2, 6-3
1984 John McEnroe Leif Shiras 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
1983 Jimmy Connors John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3
1982 Jimmy Connors John McEnroe 7-5, 6-3
1981 John McEnroe Brian Gottfried 7-6, 7-5
1980 John McEnroe Kim Warwick 6-3, 6-1
1979 John McEnroe Victor Pecci 6-7, 6-1, 6-1
1978 Tony Roche John McEnroe 8-6, 9-7
1977 Raúl Ramírez Mark Cox 9-7, 7-5
1974-76 not held
1973 Ilie Năstase Roger Taylor 9-8, 6-3
1972 Jimmy Connors John Paish 6-2, 6-3
1971 Stan Smith John Newcombe 8-6, 6-3
1970 Rod Laver John Newcombe 6-4, 6-3
1969 Fred Stolle John Newcombe 6-3, 22-20

Men's doubles finals

Since 1969:
Year
Champions
Runner-ups
Score in final
2008 Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić Marcelo Melo / André Sá 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
2007 Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 7-5, 6-4
2006 Paul Hanley / Kevin Ullyett Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 6-4, 7-6
2005 Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 6-7, 7-6, 7-6
2004 Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 6-3, 6-4
2003 Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4
2002 Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
2001 Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan Eric Taino / David Wheaton 6-3, 6-2
2000 Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde Jonathan Stark / Eric Taino 7-6, 6-4
1999 Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 6-3, 7-6
1998 final cancelled (weather)
1997 Mark Philippoussis / Patrick Rafter Sandon Stolle / Cyril Suk 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
1996 Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
1995 Todd Martin / Pete Sampras Jan Apell / Jonas Björkman 6-4, 6-2
1994 Jan Apell / Jonas Björkman Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
1993 Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde Neil Broad / Gary Muller 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
1992 John Fitzgerald / Anders Järryd Goran Ivanišević / Diego Nargiso 7-6, 2-6, 16-14
1991 Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde Grant Connell / Glenn Michibata 7-6, 6-4
1990 Jeremy Bates / Kevin Curren Henri Leconte / Ivan Lendl 7-6, 6-4
1989 Darren Cahill / Mark Kratzmann Tim Pawsat / Laurie Warder 7-6, 6-3
1988 Ken Flach / Robert Seguso Pieter Aldrich / Danie Visser 6-2, 7-6
1987 Guy Forget / Yannick Noah Rick Leach / Tim Pawsat 6-4, 6-4
1986 Kevin Curren / Guy Forget Darren Cahill / Mark Kratzmann 6-2, 7-6
1985 Ken Flach / Robert Seguso Pat Cash / John Fitzgerald 3-6, 6-3, 16-14
1984 Pat Cash / Paul McNamee Bernard Mitton / Butch Walts 6-4, 6-3
1983 Brian Gottfried / Paul McNamee Kevin Curren / Steve Denton 6-4, 6-3
1982 John McEnroe / Peter Rennert Victor Amaya / Hank Pfister 7-6, 7-5
1981 Pat Du Pré / Brian Teacher Kevin Curren / Steve Denton 3-6, 7-6, 11-9
1980 Rod Frawley / Geoff Masters Paul McNamee / Sherwood Stewart 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
1979 Tim Gullikson / Tom Gullikson Marty Riessen / Sherwood Stewart 6-4, 6-4
1978 Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan Fred McNair / Raúl Ramírez 6-2, 7-5
1977 Anand Amritraj / Vijay Amritraj John Lloyd / David Lloyd 6-1, 6-2
1974-76 not held
1973 Tom Okker / Marty Riessen Ray Keldie / Raymond Moore 6-4, 7-5
1972 Jim McManus / Jim Osborne Jürgen Fassbender / Karl Meiler 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
1971 Tom Okker / Marty Riessen Stan Smith / Erik Van Dillen 8-6, 4-6, 15-13
1970 Tom Okker / Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe / Charlie Pasarell 7-9, 6-4, 9-7
1969 Owen Davidson / Dennis Ralston Ove Nils Bengtson / Thomaz Koch 8-6, 6-3

Women's singles finals

A women's event was held briefly, from 1972-73.
Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
1973 Chris Evert Karen Krantzcke 6-4, 6-0
1972 ''' Olga Morozova Evonne Goolagong 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles finals

Year
Champions
Runner-ups
Score in final
1973 Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King Brenda Kirk / Pat Walkden 5-7, 7-0, 6-2
1972 Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King Françoise Durr / Betty Stöve 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Junior championship finals

The Junior Championship

The HSBC Junior Invitation Cup

The David Lloyd Leisure Cup

The Sam Whitbread Cup

Statistics

Players and Winners

  • Most Titles - John McEnroe (4 singles and 1 doubles).
  • Most Singles Titles 4 - John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick
  • Youngest Winner - Boris Becker, 17 years 207 days in 1985.
  • Oldest Winner - Jimmy Connors, 30 years 284 days in 1983.
  • Lowest Ranked Champion - Scott Draper, ranked 108 in the world in 1998.
  • Lowest Ranked Finalist - Laurence Tieleman, ranked 253 in the world in 1998.
  • Winners of both Tournaments - Pete Sampras in 1995 (doubles with Todd Martin), and Mark Philippoussis in 1997 (doubles with Patrick Rafter).
  • Most Prize Money Received - Pete Sampras won GBP241,804 from playing at Queen's Club. Lleyton Hewitt, who is still active on the tour, follows him closely with GBP204,084.
  • 22 of the last 25 Wimbledon champions have played at the Queen's Club Championships.

Matches

  • Longest Final - Sampras beat Henman in 151 minutes in 1999.
  • Shortest Final - Stich beat Ferreira in 57 minutes in 1993.
  • Longest Match (time) - Ashe beat Mitten in 6 hours and 16 minutes in 1979.
  • Longest Match (games) - Odizor beat Forget in a match containing 65 games in 1987.

Attendance

  • Centre Court holds 6,478 spectators.
  • The highest total attendance for the week was in 2003, when 52,553 people attended the event.
  • The highest attendance for one day was 8,362 on June 11th, 2003.

Other facts

See also

References

External links

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