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Aegon Open Nottingham to feature Davis Cup trio in 2016

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that British Davis Cup heroes Kyle Edmund, James Ward and Dan Evans will compete at the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham, Saturday 18th – Saturday 25th June 2016.

Ward and Edmund will return to the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham after competing in 2015, while Evans will be making his debut at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament.

Evans is the British No.4 and played alongside Andy Murray in Great Britain’s Davis Cup 2016 opener against Japan at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena earlier in the month. On that day Evans was defeated by World No.6 Kei Nishikori but produced a battling display in that difficult encounter.

While 21-year-old Edmund played in Britain’s first Davis Cup victory in 79 years as they beat Belgium in Ghent. While Ward won a vital point for his country coming from two-sets down to beat American, John Isner, eventually prevailing 15-13 in a thrilling final set of their first round tie in Glasgow.

Aegon GB Davis Cup Team captain Leon Smith said: “Nottingham offers a great chance for a number of the Davis Cup players to hone their grass-court game on excellent courts the week before they play at Wimbledon. I also look forward to coming up to the tournament where I know the entry list will again be strong and very competitive.”

British stars looking forward to Aegon Open Nottingham

The trio of Davis Cup stars have all expressed their excitement at playing in one of the biggest events of the British summer.

Edmund, who moved into the world’s top 100 after last year’s Aegon Open Nottingham, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing the Aegon Open in Nottingham again this year. It’s a great opportunity to get some tough grass court matches in before Wimbledon and so much fun being able to play in front of a home crowd.”

Ward, who won his fourth ATP Challenger title in October last year, said: “I always like playing in Nottingham, it has become a big part of my Wimbledon preparations over the years and now with three weeks of grass court events before the Championships, the added opportunity of coming up against some of the world’s best on grass in the East Midlands is even more enticing.”

While Evans said: “As I spend so much time training at the Nottingham Tennis Centre I look forward to playing the men’s ATP event. Often, players do particularly well at the place that they train, so I am hopeful of some good results at the tournament.”

For information please follow the links to our Nottingham Open hospitality packages or contact Elliot Sheasby on esheasby@eventmasters.co.uk

Aegon Open Nottingham Hospitality Packages – Istomin crowned champion

Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin has clinched his first ATP World Tour title at the Aegon Open Nottingham, after defeating American Sam Querrey 7-6(1) 7-6(6) in Saturday’s final in front of a sell-out crowd including Eventmasters Aegon Open Nottingham hospitality packages guests.

The big-serving American, saved two match points and almost levelled the tie having raced ahead 5-1 in the second-set tiebreak. But Istomin, who also became the first Uzbekistani to lift an ATP World Tour title, recovered his composure to land the title. After the match Istomin commented “I was a little bit nervous and he took his chance to break for 5-5. During the tiebreak, I just forgot about the score and I just tried to fight. In the end it worked, and I’m happy to have my first title.”

12th seed and World No. 44 Querrey, who toppled second seed and World No. 13 Gilles Simon in the semi-finals, said his comeback in the final was outdone by some magical moments from his opponent. “It was kind of an emotional rollercoaster toward the end, he came up with some good shots.”

After claiming his first title Istomin can head into Wimbledon full of confidence, he takes on Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the opening round. Earlier in the day, the pairing of Chris Guccione and Andre Sa also lifted their first ATP crown after defeating second seeds Pablo Cuevas and David Marrero 6-2 7-5 in the doubles final on Centre Court.

For more information on our tennis hospitality including Wimbledon hospitality packages and Aegon Open Nottingham Hospitality Packages for 2016 please follow the links.

Kyle Edmund and Aljaz Bedene confirmed for Aegon Open Nottingham

British number two and Aljaz Bedene and youngster Kyle Edmund have followed Davis Cup star James Ward in being awarded a wild card into the Aegon Open Nottingham (ATP) field. The pair will entertain the crowd enjoying the tennis hospitality facilities at the Aegon Open Nottingham.

Edmund has already qualified for both Grand Slam events this season and won his first main draw match at Roland Garros with a dramatic five-set win over Stephane Robert. Bedene has won two Challenger titles this year and is embarking on his first grass court season as a British citizen in front of a home crowd.

The British trio will compete alongside French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at the Nottingham Tennis Centre the week before The Championships, Wimbledon.

Bedene said: “I am really pleased to receive the wild card to the Aegon Open Nottingham and look forward to playing on the great grass courts at the tennis centre.”

The Aegon Open Nottingham will form part of a new British grass court season that will run for three weeks between the French Open and Wimbledon. The WTA event takes place from 6-14 June 2015, and the men’s ATP event is staged from 20-27 June 2015. The extended grass court season will enable some of the world’s elite players extra time to find their feet on grass and make the most of the very best grass-courts in the country.

Aegon Open Nottingham (ATP) Tournament Director Paul Hutchins, said: “Having a good contingent of GB players is good for the event so I am pleased that currently three out of our four wild cards are going to well-known British players as local Nottingham spectators will like to see a mix of great international players such as Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Feliciano Lopez as well as the home guys.”

For more information on our wide range of tennis hospitality packages including packages for the Aegon Nottingham Open please click here.

Great British Summer of Sport (Part 2)

After a fantastic start to the sporting year where Eventmasters corporate hospitality guests enjoyed one of the best RBS Six Nations in history, a fantastic Cheltenham Festival and of course the thrilling action provided by the Premier League.

In the second part of our summer preview we look at more fantastic British sporting events including 144th The Open Championships, ATP and LTA tennis events and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Wimbledon Championships Hospitality Packages

There is no doubt that one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar is the Wimbledon Championships. The most famous tennis event begins on 29th June and will feature the top players from around the world.

Defending champion and world number three Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his Wimbledon title and he will be tough man to beat. Andy Murray hasn’t won a major since becoming the first Brit to win Wimbledon for over 70 years in 2013. He can beat the best when he is on form but his recent results against Djokovic suggest he has a lot to find.

Aegon Tennis Hospitality Packages – British Grass Court Season

Prior to Championships British tennis will introduce a new grass court season to help players prepare for Wimbledon. The Aegon Open Nottingham will see two tournaments take place in June, the women’s WTA event taking place from 6-14 June 2015, and the men’s ATP event being staged from 20-27 June 2015.

The Aegon Classic Birmingham is one of the premier events on the WTA tour, running from 15-21 June 2015. Both of these tournaments are an integral part of the new grass court season and will feature some of the world’s top players will be in action at these tournaments including Feliciano Lopez, Ana Ivanovic and British star Heather Watson.

The Open Championships Hospitality Packages

Off the back of his superb victory in the US Masters everyone will be wondering if Jordan Spieth can maintain his form at the 2015 Open Championships at St. Andrews.

The 21-year-old recorded the joint lowest score in in the history of the Masters, but the challenge of links golf is a far-cry from the pristine conditions found at Augusta.

Rory McIlroy won his first Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2014 and after a finishing well at the Masters he will be confident of defending his title. Tiger Woods made a return to form at Augusta and he could be a force once again if he can rediscover the form that has won him the Open at St. Andrews and Royal Liverpool.

For more information on our excellent Open Championship hospitality packages please click here.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix Hospitality Packages

After his superb start to the 2015 Formula 1 season defending champion Lewis Hamilton will be looking to secure victory on home soil in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The world champion has already tasted victory twice at the historic venue in 2008 and 2014. The Mercedes driver is currently top of the driver standings but faces a real battle with Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg all within striking distance.

For more information on our range of official Formula 1 corporate hospitality packages please click here.