So my friend and I are going to be in London at the very beginning of the Aegon tournament and he seems amenable to accompanying me.
I got the email from the tournament about purchasing tickets and I wanted to ask the board members their opinion on what to buy when the lottery opens up. I've never been to an ATP tournament. I see there is a heirarchy of seats, with the most expensive ones being for the main court and then progressively less expensive tickets for the outer courts. If I purchase a main court ticket will that only allow me to go to the main court or could I just go from that court to the outer courts as well since I bought the higher priced tickets?
If you buy a Main Court ticket you can go everywhere but Court 1. Similarly, if you buy a Court 1 ticket you can go everywhere but the Main Court. Or at least that's how it's been the past couple of years. Top seeds normally don't play til Wednesday. Monday is quite a slow day, though it's quite a good day to watch the top players practicing. Have no idea how long you're going for, or what you want to see, but if it were me, I would buy a Main Court ticket for Wednesday where you'd be assured of seeing at least two of the top players in singles action, plus probably a grounds pass for Monday, so you can wander around the outside courts and watch practice. Quite often the top players play doubles on the outside courts in the early evening on Monday (and Tuesday) too.
You can also usually buy tickets on the day if you start to queue at about 8.00am. They have returns most days, so you can wait until you know the OOP. Hope that helped.