Inside Aegon Championships, Queens Club
Posted on 03 July 2017
Last weekend, the UKK crew went down to the Queen’s Club in West Kensington to see the Aegon 2017 Championships. It is a Men's tournament with both single and doubles, however we watched; Grigor Dimitrov v Feliciano López and Marin Cilic v Gilles Muller in the singles semi-finals. They were two really classy and close semi's and the final was played out between Marin Cilic & Feliciano López on the Sunday. The Aegon Championships is the traditional warm up event for Wimbledon and always attracts some of the top players from the world tour. This tournament has been voted the best on the APT circuit by the players for four consecutive years! The atmosphere was amazing, and we love the venue as it is small and intimate.
Whilst the players are practising on the outside courts, they are happy to do quick meet and greets with fans, sign autographs and take pictures. This year is the last Aegon Championships as it’s about to be renamed with a new sponsor. It was previously known as the Stella Artois Championships and so it will be interesting to see who the new sponsor will be.
Feliciano López was the winner of this year’s tournament. There have been lots of great previous winners on this great tournament including John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick. The players each wore different competing sports brands; Dimitrov was wearing Nike, López wore Ellesse, Cilic wore Fila and Muller wore Sergio Tacchini, another retro Italian clothing brand.
As Wimbledon 2017 kicks off today, we have predicted who we think some of the key star players will be. In the Mens, other than the big 4, Dominic Thiem is definitely one to watch as an up and coming young talent! Although Andy Murray is ranked world No.1 currently he could struggle as he isn't in the best form at the moment, and despite their age Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are in very strong form at the moment and can never be discounted. As for the women's competition, Serena Williams is expecting her first child and so her crown really is up for grabs. As such any number of players in the womens draw have a great chance. Personally, we'd love to see the British number one Johanna Konta go all the way to the title!
All in all, we are really looking forward to this years Wimbledon Championship for both the tennis and the fashion!