Between the French Open and Wimbledon tournament in London, the men’s tennis competition Fiver Tree Championship is opened to professional players. The venue is the grass courts of the Queen’s Club. The tournament is classified as ATP 500 and the size of its prize pool is 2,116,915 euros, the tournament schedule is designed for 32 sportsmen participating in singles and 16 in doubles.
Fever Tree Championships is the oldest among tennis tournaments, played to this day. It is open for both professionals and amateurs. Today the championship has a sponsor name – Fever Tree Championships.
Fiver Tree Championships History
For the first time the tournament in London was held in 1890. Only members of the local Royal Club took part in it. Since the late 1960s, the UK’s leading tennis championship has become open, both professionals and amateurs having the right to participate. In 1979, the tournament changed its name from the Royal Cup to Stella Artois Championships. Before the 2015 season, the London prize was awarded the ATP 500 license. Also, there are 500 rating points at stake in the London championship.
Since the end of the 1970s, the main tournament of the Great Britain annually hosts the leading tennis players of the planet. It is regularly attended by the first players of the Wimbledon tournament. It is noteworthy that from 1969 to 1973, women participated in the championship. Competitions with men were held in parallel.
Winners and records
In the single men’s category, the most titled are the American Andy Roddick and the British Andy Murray. Also in the list of multiple cup holders are Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker, John McEnroe and others.
In the doubles there is no equal to the Canadian virtuoso Daniel Nestor and the Brian brothers. The first Russian representative, who won the tournament in London, was Mikhail Yuzhny. The most titled singles were John McEnroe and Andy Roddick (USA), Boris Becker (Germany), Lleyton Hewitt (Australia). In the doubles – Mark Woodford and Todd Woodbridge (Australia).
Fiver Tree Championships 2018
Like other ATP 500 series tournaments, Fever Tree Championships is the final warm-up before Wimbledon. Although this tournament gives players an additional opportunity to evaluate their strengths on the same surface for the last time, on which they may have to play at Wimbledon in just a week. This tournament fits well between Roland Garros, which runs on clay, and Wimbledon and gives tennis players the opportunity to switch to grass courts.
The tournament grid is designed for 32 singles and 16 teams in the doubles. Tournaments of this class always attract top-end players of the world. Therefore, you can expect tense, technical and certainly interesting matches between the stars of tennis. In different years Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and other great tennis players performed at the tournament. This year Andy Murray, Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal, and Stan Wawrinka are some of the players who will fight for the prize.
If you want to make June special, bet on tennis in the Fever Tree Championships and this special tournament in the heart of London will bring you a lot of positive emotions.