Are Amazon Prime showing the Queen’s Club Championships, what other tournaments does it have and will it have rights for Wimbledon?

AMAZON have long been making strides to show sports matches through its Prime service.

Subscribers pay £79 a year – or £7.99 a month – to have access to free one-day delivery and Prime video, among other benefits, with the latter now showing some of tennis' biggest tournaments.

 Amazon Prime showed tennis on its video service for the first time at the Queen's Club Championships

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Amazon Prime showed tennis on its video service for the first time at the Queen's Club Championships

Are Amazon Prime showing the Queen's Club Championships?

The Queen's Club Championships, located just four miles from Wimbledon, is the first tennis tournament that Amazon Prime will be showing.

Their coverage is being headlined by Catherine Whitaker and Ross Dyer.

Former British number one Greg Rusedski and Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova, who retired in 2017, will be the expert analysts.

Amazon Prime subscribers were able to watch Andy Murray's return from injury, as he lost to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

 Amazon Prime will show the US Open this year, along with 38 events in 2019

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Amazon Prime will show the US Open this year, along with 38 events in 2019

What other tournaments does Amazon have?

The Queen's Club Championships is just one of two tournaments Amazon will be showing in 2018.

The other is the US Open in September, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, taking over the mantle from Sky Sports.

But in 2019, Prime subscribers will be able to watch 38 events from the men's ATP World Tour, including all nine Masters 1000 events.

They will also show the Next Gen ATP Finals, which pits the best under-21 singles players against each other.

 Wimbledon will remain on BBC as its listed event status requires to be free-to-air

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Wimbledon will remain on BBC as its listed event status requires to be free-to-air

Will Amazon get rights to Wimbledon?

Unlike the Grand Slams, Amazon will not be able to win UK rights to the Wimbledon Championships.

The tournament at the All England Club is defined as a listed event, meaning that it has to be shown on free-to-air television.

BBC has broadcast Wimbledon since 1937 with Sue Barker leading the presenting team.

This year's championships get underway on July 2, with Murray making his Grand Slam comeback.

AMAZON have long been making strides to show sports matches through its Prime service.