Challenger Nottingham Live
One of the earliest outdoor grass court competitions to take place in the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour to take place and also part of the International Tennis Federation Women’s Circuit, the Aegon Nottingham Challenge is back this year and will be played between 9th and 15th June, 2014.
The total prizes for the tournament are as follows; 64,000 Euros for men, and 50,000 Dollars for women. As the name suggests, it will be held in Nottingham in the United Kingdom and will be held in the Nottingham Tennis Centre, as was the Aegon Trophy which took place just last week.
There have been players who have come from around the world, and once again a diverse set of players is seen in the seeds. This is a fairly newer tournament, with only the 4th Edition being held right now. Previous winners include Steve Johnson of America in mens, and Elena Baltacha of Britain in Woman.
The overall range of World Rankings in this tournament range from Olivia Rogowska of Australia at the lowest 124th, and Teliana Pereira of Brazil ranked at 95, for women, and a similar range can be seen for the men’s seeds.
Posted: 2nd June 2014
The 2014 Augon Trophy will be held between 2nd and 8th June and is the fifth edition. It will be held on outdoor grass courts in the Nottingham Tennis Centre and will hope to attract many people.
This tournament is one of the few tournaments which are part of both the ATP Challenger Tour and the ITF Women’s Circuit of the WTA Tour. The Aegon Trophy was once known as the Nottingham Open of just the ATP but was later merged with the Women’s Eastbourne International even in 2009.
Now, it attracts much more people and has become a large tournament. The prize money for men is 64,000 Euros, while for women it is currently 75,000 Dollars, but it will become a 235,000 Dollars event for Women in 2015.
It consists of many of the top 100 World Ranked players in both the WTA and the ATP from not just Great Britain but all around the world, thus promising a high level of gameplay in both tiers of the tournament.
The key sponsor for this tournament is the Dutch Insurance company which goes by the name of Aegon, thus giving it the name Aegon Trophy, and making it a high ranked tournament in the world.
Posted: 10th June 2013
The Aegon Nottingham Challenge 2013 is a tournament that’s a part of the ATP Challenger series and will be played on outdoor grass courts of Nottingham. It will be played between June 10 and 16.
Grega Zemlja is the defending champion but will not participate in the competition.
There are two players in the top 100 in this tournament, world number 85 and Russia’s Alex Bogomolov Jr and Martin Alund of Argentina. These two are seeded number one and two in the world and will look to challenge the rest of the players in a bid to go the distance.
Also taking part in the tournament are third seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada and fourth seeded American Tim Smyczek. Another American Jack Sock has been seeded number five in the tournament while Illya Marchenko is the sixth seed in the Prague Open.
Matthew Ebden of Australia and Go Soeda of Japan make up the top eight seeds in the draw at the Nottingham Challenge this year. The winner will get a tremendous boost going into the Wimbledon in two weeks from now.
Posted: 5th June 2013
The 2013 Aegon Trophy is also called the ATP Challenger Nottingham 2013 and will be the fifth edition of the tournament that will be played. It’s a grass court tournament and will help those playing it to practice before the Wimbledon and will be played between June 3 and 9.
The top seed at the tournament is Australia’s Marinko Matosevic who will look to put an end to his four-match losing streak including a first round loss at the hands of David Ferrer.
Second seeded Sela opted out of the French Open and has since then been playing only in hard-court tournaments. He won the Busan Challenger and will hope to continue that winning run on the quicker grass courts too.
Third seeded Jesse Levine will look to keep out the three-match losing streak on clay while fourth seeded Kenny de Schepper will hope he can begin his journey on grass this season in a much better manner.
Ryan Harrison, Rajeev Ram and Vasek Pospisil are seeded fifth, sixth and eighth in the competition.
Seventh seeded Benjamin Becker is the defending champion at the tournament after having won the previous year by beating Dmitry Tursunov in the final in a tough three-setter.
Posted: 11th June 2012
This week on the ATP Challenger Tour, an event in Nottingham, Great Britain, that will be played on grass courts. This is the only tournament of the week that is played on grass. The others are played on clay courts. However, it reminds us that we have the grass-court Grand Slam tennis event at Wimbledon coming up at the end of this month, our third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The Nottingham tournament is called the AEGON Nottingham Challenge, and it happens from the 11th of June to the 17th for 64,000 Euros.
Top seed in this event will be the 95th ranked Dudi Sela, followed by 104th ranked Karol Beck as the second seed. Third is Michael Russel and Rajeev Ram will be the fourth. Marsel Ilhan takes the spot of the fifth spot, and the sixth slot is held by Greg Zemlja who holds a 129th ranking. Jesse Levine is next followed by Rik De Voest. The top prize in this tournament is 9,200 Euros and 90 points, while the second prize is 5,400 Euros and 55 points. Semifinalist will get to walk away with 33 points and 3,250 Euros.
Posted: 4th June 2012
The ATP Challenger Tour will be playing this week in four different locations. One of them is the only grass court event of the week and it happens in Nottingham, Great Britain. This is a 64,000 Euro tournament with a singles draw of 32 and it runs from the 4th of June to the 10th, officially called the AEGON Trophy live. It joins three other tournaments that are being played, including one in Prostejov, Czech Republic, played on clay courts. That is the biggest of all of the events this week, with an all star lineup and a purse of over 100,000 Euros.
The number one player in this tournament will take home 90 points and a prize of 9,200 Euros. The finalist will get 5,400 Euros and 55 points. The top seeded players is the 58th ranked Go Soeda, who hails from the nation of Japan. Lukas Lacko comes in second, ranked 64th and coming to us from Slovak Republic. Meanwhile, we have Tatsuma Ito and Dmitry Tursunov as the third and the fourth seeds. Our fifth and sixth seeds are 88th and 90th ranked Marinko Matosevic and Igor Kunitsyn and Vasek Pospisil and Jurgen Zopp comes in seventh and eighth.
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Posted: 9th June 2014
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