Live from London – Queen’s tournament

This week, I’m in London, for a bit of sightseeing …

London Eye

National Gallery

and (of course) for a bit of tennis:

Queen's tournament

The Queens tournament (its sponsored name is currently Aegon Championships, previously: Stella Artois Championships) is one of the most prestigious ATP tournament, and one of only five played on grass (the other 4 are: Gerry Weber Open in Halle, UNICEF Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, AEGON International in Eastbourne and the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport).

Queen's tournament

Queen's tournament


From McEnroe, to Becker, Edberg and Sampras all the best grass players have won it. Strangely, every year, Roger Federer prefers preparing for Wimbledon by playing in Halle, Germany.
Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt have dominated the tournament in recent times, each winning four titles.

Queen's tournament

This year’s line-up is once again impressive: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin del Potro, Fernando Verdasco and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Here are a few pics of today at the Aegon Championships.

Practice:

Jamie Murray:

Jamie Murray

Michael Llodra:

Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra

Nenad Zimonjic:

Nenad Zimonjic

Doubles specialists Nestor, Mirnyi, Paes, Bhupathi:

Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi

Rafael Nadal:

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Matches:

Andy Roddick beats Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco beats Nicolas Mahut.

Andy Roddick

Fernando Verdasco

David Nalbandian defeats Ilya Marchenko:

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian

Kevin Anderson defeats Ivo Karlovic:

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Ivo Karlovic

James Ward defeats Stanislas Wawrinka:

James Ward

Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka

For more infos and results, check out the Aegon Championships official website.

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