- Matteo Berrettini successfully defended his crown as he won the cinch Championships title in straight sets
- Croatian duo Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic continued to excel on grass as they won the third grass-court title of their partnership
- Joachim Gerard claimed the wheelchair singles title, while Alfie Hewett and Stephane Houdet won the wheelchair doubles
(June 19, 2022) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) was crowned the cinch Championships winner for a second consecutive year after he defeated Filip Krajinovic (SRB) in straight sets 7-5 6-4 in one hour 33 minutes, getting the decisive break in the opening set at 5-all and another break in game five of the second set. The Italian, who recently returned from surgery, extended his match win streak to nine. He has won 20 of 21 matches on grass, the sole defeat was against Novak Djokovic (SRB) in the 2021 Wimbledon final. The world No.10 joins an esteemed list of players who have defended the title at The Queen’s Club which includes Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray.
“There are too many emotions. Every time I walk in these hallways I see all the names of the champions past and present and knowing that I’m going to be up there twice gives me goosebumps. I don’t think I could have asked for better preparation [for Wimbledon]. This is the best surface for me and I love playing in the UK.”
Croatian pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic won the men’s doubles after beating Brit Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 3-6 7-6(3) 10-6. It is their third title of the season and a third of their careers on a grass-court. Their grass-court record as a partnership stands at 14-1.
“I think besides the first service game of the match we were really solid, but they were too solid on serve in the first. The second set I think we had more chances but it doesn’t matter, a win is a win.”
“I think it does a lot [for their confidence], we had an amazing year last year. I think they could be a top eight team [Glasspool and Heliovaara]. They’re playing good and last year in Eastbourne we had a very tight match with them as well and you could even tell then.”
Joachim Gerard (BEL) defeated Stephane Houdet (FRA) 6-1 6-2 to win the wheelchair singles title. Houdet would get his revenge as he won the wheelchair doubles title alongside Brit Alfie Hewett against Gerard and Andrew Penney (GBR) 6-2 6-2.