🎾 World-class tennis returns to West Kensington for the cinch Championships taking place all this week at The Queen’s Club. Ticket information below.
NEWSFLASH: CONGRATULATIONS to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini who successfully defended his title with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Filip Krajinovic in the 2022 men’s singles final. In the men’s wheelchair singles tournament, Belgium’s Joachim Gerard was crowned champion. Stay tuned here for news of the 2023 tournament as soon as it’s announced.
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2022 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
Taking place from Monday 13 June to Sunday 19 June the Queen’s Club Championships (see below for history) is an annual event on the ATP Tour and one of the most popular and longest-running tennis events. Established in 1889 and held at The Queen’s Club in West Kensington each June, it is consistently supported by the best singles and doubles players of the men’s game. Previous singles winners include some of the greatest players of all time such as John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal.
Already confirmed for this year’s tournament are the defending champion and world No.10 Matteo Berrettini from Itay and Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz who is ranked at number six in the world.
No less than nine British stars have confirmed they will be competing with Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski, Jamie Murray, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid among the homegrown heroes confirming their entries.
Men’s singles draw as follows:
Three-time major champion and former world No.1 Andy Murray returns to the Queen’s Club, where he has won six ATP Tour titles including a record-breaking five singles wins and a doubles success with Feliciano Lopez in 2019. Murray, who has won eight ATP singles tournaments on grass courts including two wins at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, will play at the Queen’s Club after being awarded a wild card.
British No.1 Cameron Norrie, beaten finalist in the singles last year, is also in the mix looking to go one step better than in 2021 since when his achievements have included a win at the Indian Wells Masters in October that contributed to him breaking into the top 10 of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career.
Dan Evans, 31, will look to build on his run to the quarter-finals at the cinch Championships last year, while Jack Draper, 20, will be in the spotlight after he also made it through to the last eight at the Queen’s Club last year.
Seven-time major doubles champion Jamie Murray will also return to the Queen’s Club looking to add to his success in the 2017 Queen’s Club final, where he lifted the trophy alongside partner Bruno Soares.
The all-star British cast list would not be complete without Britain’s relentlessly successful wheelchair stars, with Alfie Hewett taking his major title haul to 19 as he won the Australian Open doubles in January, with his long-term doubles partner Gordon Reid boasting 20 wins in the game’s four marquee events.
Tickets are currently off-sale.
🎾 Player entry list can be viewed here.
Schedule and order of play can be viewed here.
🚊 🚗 Travel tips: The tournament has two designated entrances: Palliser Road Entrance Postcode – W14 9EQ & Perham Road Entrance Postcode – W14 9SP. Centre Court ticket holders in blocks 19 to 25 must use the Perham Road Entrance to access the grounds. All other ticket holders must access via the Palliser Road Entrance.
Public transport is recommended as no parking is available onsite at the Queen’s Club Championships. The nearest station – Baron’s Court on the London Underground (District and Piccadilly lines) is just 100 metres away. There are numerous local bus routes. Visit this Travel & parking tournament guide for more information.
About the Championships: Played annually in the UK the Queen’s Club Championships – currently known as cinch Championships – is one of the longest-running tennis tournaments on the ATP World Tour. With more than a century of history and a roll of honour that features the names Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, it is the jewel in the crown of the grass court season in the lead-up to Wimbledon.
The Queen’s Club is named after Queen Victoria, its first patron, and is regarded as one of the premier Lawn Tennis and Racquets clubs in the world. The club opened for business in 1887 after the conversion of an 11-acre site that previously housed market gardens and a cricket pitch. It is now associated primarily with tennis and other racquet sports, but it was also London’s first great multi-sport venue, hosting annual Oxford v Cambridge challenges at rugby, football and athletics.
In 1895, 20,000 people came to The Queen’s Club to see England play a football international against Wales. It was also one of the main venues for the London Olympics in 1908.
The Queen’s Club Championships has been staged at The Queen’s Club since 1890. The tournament was initially held at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea football club, between 1884 and 1889 before moving to The Queen’s Club in 1890.
Since 1979, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray (twice) have all won both The Queen’s Club Championships and The Championships, Wimbledon in the same year.
(History courtesy of the LTA website).