Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club wins ATP tournament award

The Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club wins the ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year

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Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships in 2015 Photo: Marianne Bevis

The Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club has been voted ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year in the ATP’s annual awards.

It is the third successive year that the Aegon Championships has received an ATP Tournament of the Year award, and comes after the event’s first year as an ATP-500 event.

Stephen Farrow, Aegon Championships tournament director, said: “To win ATP World Tour 500 tournament of the year in our first year in the category is a huge thrill, a magnificent achievement, and a credit to our tournament team, The Queen’s Club, our sponsors – particularly Aegon, and our broadcast partners.

“We were up against some of the finest and most popular tournaments on the ATP World Tour, and I am immensely proud that our efforts have been recognised by the players in this way.”

Chris Kermode, ATP executive chairman and president, said: “In its first year as an ATP World Tour 500 event, it’s a remarkable effort for the Aegon Championships to win this award. The tournament continues to go from strength to strength and this is a fitting recognition on behalf of the players for all the work that goes into the event. Many congratulations to the Aegon Championships team for this latest accolade.”

The Tournament of the Year awards, voted annually by ATP players, recognise the leading standards set across the three tournament categories on the Tour.

Indian Wells repeats at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level. In the 250 category, first-time winners Doha and St. Petersburg share honours.

The Aegon Championships has been staged at The Queen’s Club for more than a century, with Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray just some of the names on the Roll of Honour.

Murray won a record-equalling fourth title in 2015 with victory over Kevin Anderson in the final.

The 2016 edition of the Aegon Championships will take place 13-19 June and will be broadcast live throughout by the BBC and Eurosport.

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