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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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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).

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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.

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.”

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