CILIC, KYRGIOS TARGET GRASS COURT GLORY
Two-time champion Marin Cilic and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios have added their names to a star-studded list of players intending to compete for the Fever-Tree Championships title at The Queen’s Club, 15th-21st June.
Cilic and Kyrgios join Top 10 players Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, defending champion Feliciano Lopez, and record-title holder Andy Murray in committing to play the event, fitness permitting.
Cilic has played the tournament for the last 13 years, winning it in 2012 and 2018. He also lifted the US Open trophy in 2014 and reached Grand Slam finals at Wimbledon in 2017 and the Australian Open in 2018.
Kyrgios won through to the last 16 of the Australian Open in January, narrowly edged out by Rafael Nadal in a four-set battle containing two close tie-breaks. His best result at The Queen’s Club came in 2018 when he went down to champion Cilic in the semifinals.
Kyrgios said: “I love playing on grass, and The Queen’s Club courts are as good as any in the world. I’d love to go deep at the Fever-Tree Championships and at Wimbledon this year. I’ve been playing well, so I’m pumped for what’s to come.”
Cilic added: ‘The Fever-Tree Championships is one of the best tournaments on the ATP Tour and one I love to play every year. I would love to win a third title at The Queen’s Club in June and then to take my best form in to Wimbledon.’
The Fever-Tree Championships has been shortlisted for Event of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards. The tournament’s Roll of Honour includes Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
The 2020 edition of the Fever-Tree Championships will take place 15th-21st June, broadcast live throughout by the BBC and Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
Tickets are on-sale now at www.fevertreechampionships.com.