Lleyton Hewitt receive AEGON Championships wild cards
Lleyton Hewitt, a four-time champion at The Queen’s Club, and Britain’s James Ward, who enjoyed a memorable run to the semifinals last year, have been awarded the first two wild cards into the AEGON Championships, which takes place 11th-17th June.
Hewitt, then the World No.1, completed a grass court double in 2002, defeating Tim Henman in the final at The Queen’s Club, and then David Nalbandian in the final of The Championships, Wimbledon.
"I'm really looking forward to returning to the AEGON Championships at Queen's this year after a couple of years away, and I appreciate having been given the wild card,” said Hewitt. “It's been one of my favourite tournaments throughout my career, and to be alongside John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick in having won the title four times is a thrill. It's going to be great to come back after my injury and go straight out onto the best grass courts in the world, and then hopefully have Wimbledon to look forward to after that. I can't wait."
Tournament Director Chris Kermode, said: “Lleyton shares the record with Andy (Roddick), John McEnroe and Boris Becker for the most title wins at the AEGON Championships, and it’s great to have him back. He adds further appeal to a singles field of such depth and quality that every ticket-holder is guaranteed to be watching a fantastic line-up of matches