Fever-Tree Queen’s Club Championships 2020 preview: Will Andy Murray defend his title?
The Fever-Tree Championships, also known as Queen’s, is one of the longest running tournaments in the world. Since it’s debut in 1890, this grass court tournament has attracted players such as Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Andy Murray.
Murray is a five-time champion at the event and in 2016, he became the sixth player to complete the Queen’s-Wimbledon double. Queen’s is played a few weeks before Wimbledon and it was voted the ATP 500 tournament of the year in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
After hinting at retirement in January 2019, Andy Murray made his on-court return at Queens. He won the doubles with single’s champion, Feliciano Lopez and Murray is scheduled to play here this year. Murray has not competed this season, as he is still recovering from a pelvic-bone injury. He was advised by his former coach, Alex Corretja to skip the French Open and prepare for Wimbledon.
Milos Raonic best results have come on grass and he will return to Queen’s. The Canadian has not been in the spotlight the last few years, but he reminded many that he is still a force to be reckoned with as he cruised to the Australian Open quarter-finals before falling to eventual champion, Novak Djokovic.
Stanislas Wawrinka is another big player who could win their first Queen’s title. Wawrinka has not attained his best results on grass, but is a multi-time Grand Slam champion and has reached two Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Where is the tournament held?
The tournament is held at Queen’s Club in London
What dates does the tournament run?
June 15th – June 21st, 2020
What court surface is the tournament played on?
Queen’s is played on outdoor grass
How many players and how many seeds are in the draw?
There are a total of 32 players and eight seeds in the men’s singles
Rankings Points, Singles
Winner – 500 points
Finalist – 300 points
Semi-finalist – 180 points
Quarter-finalist – 90 points
Round of 16 – 45 points
Round of 32 – Zero points
Prize Money, Singles
Winner – €431,215
Finalist – €216,440
Semi-finalist – €109,885
Quarter-finalist – €58,275
Round of 16 – €29,760
Round of 32 – €16,440
Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?
Information about tickets can be found here https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/fever-tree-championships/tickets/
How can I follow the tournament without going there?
You can watch Queen’s on BBC iPlayer. You can also follow the tournament through their official Twitter here https://twitter.com/queenstennis?lang=en
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