Settled in West Kensington, the Queen's Club Championships in London has earned the reputation as the second most prestigious ATP tournament on grass, right after Wimbledon. The tournament's roots go back to 1884 and the event has been at the current location ever since 1890, making it one of the oldest running events in the world!
Queen's has been a part of the ATP calendar since 1969 and the winners list is nothing but spectacular, including Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
Since 2000, the event has been dominated by three names, Hewitt, Roddick, and Murray who won a historic fifth title in 2016, moving one ahead of the Aussie and the American. The organizers have already revealed some of the most notable names that will fight for the title between June 15-21, with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, the defending champion Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray highlighting the action.
A couple of days later, 2018 champion Marin Cilic and Nick Kyrgios joined the field as well, making the path towards the title even tougher for the better-ranked players. Nick has played at Queen's for the last five consecutive years, scoring only four wins but reaching the semi-final in 2018 when he lost to Marin Cilic.
Two-time champion Cilic returns to Queen's for the 14th straight year, clinching 30 victories so far and lifting trophies in 2012 and 2018, losing additional two finals to Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez. "Marin loves playing at the Fever-Tree Championships and the crowds at Queen's have loved watching him lift the trophy on two occasions," said Tournament Director and LTA Director of International Events and Professional Game, Stephen Farrow.
"Nick played brilliantly in Melbourne at the start of the year, and we can't wait to see him bring his unique brand of tennis to The Queen's Club in June."