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Nottingham Open

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td colspan="3">280px</tr> <tr><td>Event name</td><td colspan="2">Aegon Nottingham Open</td></tr><tr><td>Founded</td><td colspan="2">1970 (men) / 1971 (women)</td></tr><tr><td>Location</td><td colspan="2">Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom</td></tr><tr><td>Venue</td><td colspan="2">Nottingham Tennis Centre</td></tr><tr><td>Surface</td><td colspan="2">Grass / Outdoors</td></tr>
Nottingham Open
 ATP World Tour

<tr><td>Category</td><td colspan="2">ATP World Tour 250 series</td></tr><tr><td>Draw</td><td colspan="2">28S/32Q/16D</td></tr><tr><td>Prize Money</td><td colspan="2">€644,065</td></tr>

 WTA Tour

<tr><td>Category</td><td colspan="2">WTA International tournaments</td></tr><tr><td>Draw</td><td colspan="2">32S/32Q/16D</td></tr><tr><td>Prize Money</td><td colspan="2">$250,000</td></tr>

Nottingham Open, officially named for sponsorship reasons Aegon Open Nottingham, is a tennis tournament for men and women held in Nottingham, United Kingdom again since 2015 season. It is an ATP World Tour 250 event on the men's tour and an International event on the women's tour, played on outdoor grass courts at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. The tournament is held in June as a preparation before the third Grand Slam event of the season, the oldest and widely considered the most prestigious tennis tournament, The Championships, Wimbledon.

History

Originally a replacement of the Manchester Open, it was discontinued after the 2008 edition, and the International Women's Open at Eastbourne became a combined event for both male and female players.[1]

Nottingham City Council bosses announced their "extreme disappointment" at having Nottingham Open removed from the ATP Tour. The event had, according to the council, been partly responsible for stimulating interest in tennis in Nottingham. Roger Draper, the head of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) responded by saying that the changes would introduce tennis to a "new audience".[2] It was announced later in 2008 that Nottingham would host a new tennis event, the Aegon Nottingham Challenge, in lieu of The Surbiton Trophy, which was cancelled, in 2009. The new event was an ATP Challenger Series event, one level lower than the main ATP Tour. The Nottingham Tennis Centre, which had hosted the Open, had undergone refurbishments costing £735,000 in 2008, and councillor Dave Trimble called it "great news" to have a new tennis event in the city.[2][3]

The event was previously known as John Player Tournament, John Player Open,[4] Slazenger Nottingham Open, Red Letter Days Open, Samsung Open and 10tele.com Open

Past finals

Men's singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015
2011–14 Challenger Tournament
2009–10 Not held
2008 23x15px Ivo Karlović 23x15px Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6)
2007 23x15px Ivo Karlović 23x15px Arnaud Clément 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
2006 23x15px Richard Gasquet 23x15px Jonas Björkman 6–4, 6–3
2005 23x15px Richard Gasquet 23x15px Max Mirnyi 6–2, 6–3
2004 23x15px Paradorn Srichaphan 23x15px Thomas Johansson 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
2003 23x15px Greg Rusedski 23x15px Mardy Fish 6–3, 6–2
2002 23x15px Jonas Björkman 23x15px Wayne Arthurs 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2001 23x15px Thomas Johansson Template:Country data ISR Harel Levy 7–5, 6–3
2000 23x15px Sébastien Grosjean 23x15px Byron Black 7–6(9–7), 6–3
1999 23x15px Cédric Pioline 23x15px Kevin Ullyett 6–3, 7–5
1998 23x15px Jonas Björkman 23x15px Byron Black 6–3, 6–2
1997 23x15px Greg Rusedski 23x15px Karol Kučera 6–4, 7–5
1996 23x15px Jan Siemerink 23x15px Sandon Stolle 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
1995 23x15px Javier Frana 23x15px Todd Woodbridge 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1978–94 Not held
1977 23x15px Tim Gullikson 23x15px Jaime Fillol abandoned [5]
1976 23x15px Jimmy Connors 23x15px Ilie Năstase 6–2, 4–6 [4]
1975 23x15px Tom Okker 23x15px Tony Roche 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
1974 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
1973 23x15px Eric van Dillen 23x15px Frew McMillan 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
1971–72 Not held
1970 23x15px Andrew Smith 23x15px Chauncey Steele 6–3, 6–1

Men's doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015
2011–14 Challenger Tournament
2009–10 Not held
2008 23x15px Bruno Soares
23x15px Kevin Ullyett
23x15px Jeff Coetzee
23x15px Jamie Murray
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
2007 23x15px Jamie Murray
23x15px Eric Butorac
23x15px Joshua Goodall
23x15px Ross Hutchins
4–6, 6–3, 10–5
2006 Template:Country data ISR Jonathan Erlich
Template:Country data ISR Andy Ram
23x15px Igor Kunitsyn
23x15px Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 6–2
2005 Template:Country data ISR Jonathan Erlich
Template:Country data ISR Andy Ram
23x15px Simon Aspelin
23x15px Todd Perry
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2004 23x15px Paul Hanley
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
23x15px Rick Leach
23x15px Brian MacPhie
6–4, 6–3
2003 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
23x15px Joshua Eagle
23x15px Jared Palmer
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
2002 23x15px Mike Bryan
23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Jared Palmer
0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2001 23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Jared Palmer
23x15px Paul Hanley
23x15px Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 6–2
2000 23x15px Piet Norval
23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Rick Leach
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
1999 23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Justin Gimelstob
23x15px Marius Barnard
23x15px Brent Haygarth
5–7, 7–5, 6–3
1998 23x15px Justin Gimelstob
23x15px Byron Talbot
23x15px Sébastien Lareau
23x15px Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
1997 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Danny Sapsford
23x15px Chris Wilkinson
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1996 23x15px Mark Petchey
23x15px Danny Sapsford
23x15px Neil Broad
23x15px Piet Norval
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
1995 23x15px Luke Jensen
23x15px Murphy Jensen
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Danie Visser
6–2, 6–4

Women's singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015
2011–14 ITF Tournament
1974–2010 Not held
1973 23x15px Billie Jean King 23x15px Virginia Wade 8–6, 6–4
1972 23x15px Billie Jean King 23x15px Evonne Goolagong Rain prevented play
1971 23x15px Julie Heldman 23x15px Barbara Hawcroft 6-4, 7-9, 6-3

Women's doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015
2011–14 ITF Tournament
1974–2010 Not held
1973 23x15px Rosie Casals
23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Chris Evert
23x15px Betty Stöve
6–2, 9–7

References

  1. ^ "Wimbledon warm-up event scrapped". BBC Sport. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Anger over scrapped tennis event". BBC News. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Nottingham to host tennis trophy". BBC Sport. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Nastase Stalled NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI)". 20 June 1976. The Hays Daily News. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gullikson-Fillol Player tennis final rained out again NOTTINGHAM. England". 14 June 1977. The Independent Newspaper Long Beach. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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