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.

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Aegon Open Nottingham Hospitality – Record crowds see day of shocks

Day two of the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham attracted record crowds to see the tournament’s top three seeds in action. Eventmasters Aegon Open Nottingham hospitality guests saw some of the world’s biggest stars in action on what turned into a day of shock results.

Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis produced the performance of the day to beat World No. 7 David Ferrer 6-2 7-6 (7-4). After the win Baghdatis said “I think I played it smart not to give him any rhythm. I’m very happy about my win today but I have to keep my feet on the ground.”

Spanish third seed Feliciano Lopez made it into the third round with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win against American teenager Taylor Harry Fritz. British Davis Cup hero James Ward was unable to make it into the second round, as he won his rain delayed first round match to American Tim Smyczek but lost 1-6 7-6(3) 6-1.

Elsewhere 18-year-old former junior world number one Alexander Zverev came from a set down to beat Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4 and set up a third round meeting with Baghdatis. Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, who toppled Rafael Nadal at The Queen’s Club last week, overcame 11th seed Spaniard Pablo Andujar in 2 hours 20 minutes 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 6-4.

Eventmasters are delighted to provide tennis hospitality packages including Aegon Open Nottingham hospitality. We can also provide Wimbledon hospitality for the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, for more information please follow the link.

A Superb Start for Eventmasters Catering Services at the WTA Aegon Open Nottingham

hospitality-facility

Eventmasters Catering Services have received excellent reviews and feedback from VIP guests in attendance including the LTA Chief Executive himself, Michael Downey, following the 2 opening days of this new grass court tennis tournament, introduced as part of the buildup to the Championships at Wimbledon.

Hospitality guests in attendance have enjoyed a fantastic environment in which to entertain their important guests, combined with a high quality corporate hospitality package, as you would expect from any major tennis tournament. Following a Moet & Chandon and canape reception, a three course a la carte lunch is offered at your private table (Private tables are available regardless of the number of guests in your party). A deluxe afternoon tea and a full complimentary bar is also included along, of course, with the very best reserved VIP seating within Centre Court.

“I wanted to say what a wonderful time I had today with my friends.  I’ve been to Wimbledon and Roland Garros and booked hospitality, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed today.  I thought the hospitality was spot on.

The whole experience was effortless which is how I like it, oh and the tennis was pretty good too!!!

Thank you for all your help.”

Sally Brennan

A number of players as well as Judy Murray mingled with guests in a relaxed and conducive atmosphere.

Lunch

Please see below for the choice of menu and list of wines served on the day. If you are interested in attending the Men’s ATP Aegon Open Nottingham and enjoying the superb hospitality experience, prices start from as little as £129 plus VAT per person. Major stars from the tennis world that have been confirmed as playing in this tournament include; recent French Open semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez and Britain’s own Davis Cup hero James Ward. Please contact Elliot Sheasby (esheasby@eventmasters.co.uk 0121 233 6500).

To be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 full hospitality places at the
Men’s ATP Aegon Open Nottingham final, please comment on this post.

MENU

Canapés

Bamboo Chicken Satays
Goats Cheese Parmiers
Pressed Thai Pork Belly
Tomato, Bocconcini & Basil

Starters

Smoked Chicken & Mango Salad, Mirin Dressing
Warm Goats Cheese in Pea Dust, Rocket Salad & Beetroot Glaze
Gazpacho Andalusia

Main

Fillet of Beef, Fondant Potato with Roast Shallot Syrup, Barolo Jus & Vegetable Bundle
Salmon Escalope, Deep fried Samphire, Chive Mash, Fricasse of Peas & Beans
Breaded Thai Risotto Croquette

Dessert

Apricot & Almond Tart, Vanilla Cream
Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries & Shortbread

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

Traditional Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Cucumber
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Creamed Horseradish & Rocket
Free Range Egg and Watercress

Afternoon Tea

Warm Fruit Scones, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream
Bowl of  Fresh Strawberries & Cream
Pot of Tea & milk

WINE LIST

Red
Château Méaume, Bordeaux Supérieur
A nose of fruitcake, spice and ripe, plummy fruit. Soft and rich on the palate, with blackcurrants, plum, and smoky cedarwood. This is an extremely soft wine which is a classic right bank style with velvet tannins.

Beaujolais-Villages, Georges Duboeuf
Packed with juicy strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavours. A bright and youthful wine with a fresh finish and voilet tones. Excellent on its own or with some light canopies.

White
Montagny Vielle Vignes
This Montagny offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom. More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate, and an elegant, steely dry finish. An elegant and classic Burgundian wine

Sauvignon de Touraine/11, Joël Delaunay
Aromatic, steely Sauvignon just bursting with gooseberry fruit, cut grass and citrus. This is a fresh wine with elderflower characteristics and a lingering finish, perfect for a summers day.

Aegon Open Nottingham Final Prize Draw

Do you have a Twitter or LinkedIn account? Do you love Tennis? Do you fancy seeing the Men’s Aegon Open Nottingham Final? Then read on and enter our Prize Draw to be in with a chance of winning!

We are giving away two complimentary places within the Sherwood Suite at the Nottingham Tennis Centre for the Men’s Aegon Open Nottingham Final which takes place on Saturday 27th June 2015.

This is the final opportunity to see the ATP Men’s stars in action on grass prior to Wimbledon including Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Feliciano López, David Ferrer, and Great Britain Davis cup star James Wade.

The prize package will include:

  • Two full hospitality places within the excellent Sherwood Suite
  • Champagne and canapé reception
  • Waitress served 3 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • complimentary bar available – Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks
  • Car parking available upon request
  • Premium Centre Court seats
  • Souvenir programme

 

To be automatically entered all you need to do to is retweet or comment on the chosen posts on our Twitter or LinkedIn accounts. You may also wish to follow our Aegon Open Nottingham and/or Aegon Classic Birmingham showcase pages.

Please retweet the below to enter:

https://twitter.com/EventmastersUK/status/606853825710985216

or comment on either of the below posts:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/2360616/comments?topic=6014689444697767936&type=U&scope=2360616&stype=C&a=BgLI&goback=%2Ebzo_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_2360616

Terms and conditions:

  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over
  • Entrants must have retweeted the chosen tweet on Twitter or have commented on the chosen posts on our LinkedIn Aegon Open Nottingham Showcase Page.
  • The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 12thJune 2015 at 15:00.
  • The packages must not be resold
  • There is no cash equivalent against this prize
  • The winner will be notified via our social media platforms
  • The judge’s decision is final!

 

Good Luck!

 

French Open Review

Just when you thought that Novak Djokovic was virtually unbeatable Stanislas Wawrinka stunned the Serb to take took the French Open title. Now, as tennis looks towards the build-up to Wimbledon, it is suddenly all to play for again.

That build-up centres on the Midlands, with Eventmasters providing official tennis hospitality for the WTA Aegon Open Nottingham at Nottingham Tennis Centre June 8-14; the Birmingham Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, a premier WTA event, June 15-21; and the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham event at Nottingham Tennis Centre June 22-27.

And it has the same official tennis hospitality packages at the Aegon International Eastbourne June 20-27.

A feast of VIP corporate packages on the table.

British No.2 Johanna Konta and compatriot Katy Dunne have been awarded wildcards for the main draw of the Aegon Open Nottingham. The brand new WTA International event, which began with qualifying over the weekend, will see some of the world’s best players including Agnieszka Radwanska take to the grass courts.

Konta, 24, broke into the world’s top 100 last year and qualified for the main draw of the French Open. British No.1 Heather Watson has been forced to pull out of the tournament with an elbow injury.

The Aegon Classic features 10 of the top 20 players in the world. In the strongest field the event has ever known there are three Grand Slam champions and two former world No.1 players.

Ana Ivanovic is joined by fellow Grand Slam winners Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova while current world No.2 Simona Halep is making her debut. They will be backed by the German trio of Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki as well as rising stars of women’s tennis Madison Keys and Garbine Muguruza.

The Aegon International Eastbourne has six of the world’s top ten and a host of former champions. They include World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki, Keys, Ekaterina Makarova, Radwańska and Kuznetsova plus two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

Meanwhile the Aegon Open Nottingham welcomes French Open semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who will be joined by world No.13 Gilles Simon and fellow former Grand Slam finalists David Ferrer and Marcos Baghdatis.

In total five of the world’s top 20 have entered with fans also getting the chance to cheer on home players James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Aljaz Bedene alongside rising star of men’s tennis Nick Kyrgios.

Wawrinka shocked Djokovic to win his first French Open title and thwart the world number one’s career Grand Slam hopes.

The Swiss eighth seed played magnificently in a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory at Roland Garros.

Wawrinka, aged 30, brought an end to Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak as he claimed his second Grand Slam title.

Djokovic had been strong favourite after beating nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and third seed Andy Murray, but he was outplayed. It was a wonderful performance by Warwrinka.

In the women’s final, despite being sapped by a nasty flu for much of the week, Serena Williams beat Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 6-2 to win the French Open and claim a landmark 20th major.

It was an immense achievement for the 33-year-old American given she blew a 4-1 advantage in the second set and trailed 2-0 in the third. Always a fighter, she recovered, and now only the legendary Steffi Graf has more majors in the Open Era at 22.

With Williams going strong, Graf’s record is under threat.

Already Williams has won in Melbourne and Paris; she’s claimed five Wimbledon titles and is the three-time defending champion at the US Open. But no-one has won all four majors in a season since … you’ve guessed it, Graf in 1988.

Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, commented: “I think it’s the most difficult thing to do in tennis. That’s why it doesn’t happen often. But as she won the first two, why not believe it’s possible? And second, with her, everything is possible.”

A terrific performance too from Safarova, the 13th seed who was making her debut in a grand slam final. She will undoubtedly be one of the stars of the Aegon Classic Birmingham and could potentially renew her rivalry with Ana Ivanovic, who she defeated in the semi-final at Roland Garros.

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.