Fever Tree Championship – Queens Club 2018
The Queens Club Championship much like the Wimbledon Championships is an annual tournament, held on grass courts. It’s at the Queens Club in West Kensington and it is one of the most prestigious grass court tournaments, as well as one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, and for most top players serves as a warm-up for Wimbledon.
The “Fever Tree Championships” its current name for sponsorship reasons, is part of ATP World Tour, in 2015 the tournament was promoted from an ATP World Tour 250 series and is now a 500 series.
It’s held every year in June. They begin one week after the clay-court French Open (Roland Garros) and finish one week before the start of the Wimbledon Championships. The Briton Andy Murray won the singles title for a record fifth time. Only a handful of men have won four singles titles; John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt, Anthony Wilding, Roy Emerson, Major Ritchie and Andy Roddick.
Grass courts are considered the most exclusive playing surfaces, the ATP World Tour 2018 schedule on grass all start from June and includes; Mercedes Cup – Stuttgart Germany – where Swiss Roger Federer beat Canadian Milos Raonic, Libema Open in Netherlands, Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany – where Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer handing Rafael Nadal No.1 ranking. Turkish Airlines Open, Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport USA, Eastbourne International now called Nature Valley International in Eastbourne GB, this is also a warm-up event for Wimbledon, one of which women can take part. Not forgetting the two most prestigious ones Wimbledon and Fever Tree Championships.
Andy Murray returned to action at the Fever Tree Championships after being out for almost 12 months due to injury but was knocked out on Tuesday 19th June by Australian Nick Kyrgios. Novak Djokovic stormed his way through the tournament defeating top seeded players such as world number five, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in round 16. Forcing his way to the final where he faced Marin Cilic on centre court.
Clilic saved a match point to claim the famous trophy for the second time as the top seeded Croatian edged out the former world No.1 on Sunday (5-7 7-6 6-3). Stopping the Serbians chance to break his title drought. Djokovic’s last claimed title was Eastbourne last year.
The Fever Tree Championships was streaming live on Amazon as Amazon serves up first ever tennis coverage. Prime Video also hold the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships to be streamed in the UK and Republic of Ireland, the first time the tournament has been available exclusively on a streaming service.
WMG hosted their clients at the Fever Tree Championships at the Roof Garden.
Located on the first floor of the Hospitality Village, Roof Garden offers a hybrid dining experience – a fusion of casual and formal. This unique idea allows hosts to entertain in a way that suits guests, in a stunning surrounding, with no set schedule.
Offering elements of self-service throughout the day, including chefs grazing tables and a magnificent surf’n’turf centrepiece. Tables, complete with ice wells or buckets, were topped up with a selection of beer and wines so drinks can be poured as required. Guests had access to a garden space overlooking the practice courts, which are accessed by players throughout the Championships.
Inclusive of an official Centre Court East Lower Stand ticket, including brand new premium seats which are wider with more leg room and padded for additional comfort. Our clients enjoyed a three course formal dining experience with a champagne reception. Taking the drinks with them to watch first class tennis throughout the week.
The feedback from our clients was fantastic so a big thank you to all involved.