Fever-Tree Championships Honoured As ATP 500 Tournament Of The Year
The Fever-Tree Championships celebrated its distinction as the ATP 500 Tournament of the Year on Saturday at The Queen’s Club, as Mark Philippoussis presented Tournament Director Stephen Farrow with the 2018 ATP Awards trophy.
Players selected the Fever-Tree Championships as a Tournament of the Year for a fifth time last season. The tournament previously won in the ATP World Tour 500 category in 2015-16 and the 250 category in 2013-14.
Earlier, 1997 #QueensTennis singles and doubles champion Mark Philippoussis presented Tournament Director @StephenJFarrow with the @ATP_Tour 500 Tournament of the Year award for 2018.— Fever-Tree Championships (@QueensTennis) June 22, 2019
Thanks to Mark and to everyone who makes this event so special! 😀 pic.twitter.com/UoRNYnsSfy
“The ATP-500 category is full of excellent tournaments, so for the players to vote the Fever-Tree Championships as their favourite event is immensely satisfying for everyone involved, particularly our tireless tournament team and The Queen’s Club grounds staff who maintain our magnificent grass courts year after year,” said Farrow. “I’d like to thank the players for voting for us, and our spectators, sponsors and media partners for their support.
“The Lawn Tennis Association has a vision to open up tennis in Britain to anyone with an interest, from players of all abilities and backgrounds to its millions of fans. As part of that vision, we want to entice people who have never experienced live tennis to come along to our tournaments and see it for themselves.”
The grass-court event, staged for more than a century at The Queen’s Club in London, increased its centre court capacity by more than 30 per cent over the past two years. In 2018, the tournament welcomed Fever-Tree, the premium mixer drinks company, as its title sponsor.
The tournament awards, voted annually by ATP players, recognise the leading standards set across events on the ATP Tour. The BNP Paribas Open and Intrum Stockholm Open were named Tournament of the Year respectively in the Masters 1000 and 250 categories.