Aegon Championships at Queen’s honoured with new ATP award

The Aegon Championships at Queen's Club has been voted the best ATP 250 tournament of the year

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Andy Murray in action at Queen's last summer Photo: Marianne Bevis

The Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club has been voted the best ATP 250 tournament of the year by the players.

The pre-Wimbledon tournament, which is set to be upgraded to an ATP 500 event from 2015, ended an 11-year dominance of the award for the Bastad tournament in Sweden.

Queen’s is a great event with a lot of history, both personally for me and for the game as a whole

Andy Murray

Last year, Andy Murray claimed the Aegon Championships title for a third time before becoming the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon.

“They put on a great tournament for the players,” said Murray. “It’s got a different feel to it because it’s a club.

“Queen’s is a great event with a lot of history, both personally for me and for the game as a whole.

“It’s where I won my first professional match and my first title in Britain and the grass courts there are as good as any in the world.”

Elsewhere, the Shanghai Masters claimed the award for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category for a fifth straight year, since the tournament’s first edition at the level in 2009.

And the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which this week welcomes five top-10 players including five-time champion Federer and four-time titlist Novak Djokovic, collected the 500-level prize for the 10th time in 11 years.

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