Lexus British Open 2023: Preview, live stream, player list, schedule, and draw
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The world’s best wheelchair tennis stars will be making the journey to Nottingham to compete for the Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships titles.
This year’s tournament will see some of the most decorated players in the game take to the stage at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre. From multiple Grand Slam winning duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid to reigning champion Andy Lapthorne, multiple Paralympic medallist and 2022 women’s singles finalist Lucy Shuker and a whole host of international stars – this year’s line-up is guaranteed to be a showstopper!
Find out everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships.
When is the Lexus British Open?
The 2023 Lexus British Open will get underway on Tuesday 1 August, with the doubles final matches taking place on Saturday 5 August and the singles final matches taking place on Sunday 6 August.
Where is the Lexus British Open taking place?
The tournament will once again be held at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre. Playing host to the British Open since 1993, the Nottingham Tennis Centre is the largest public tennis centre in Great Britain, with 40 courts including 11 covered courts, 13 grass courts and 16 outdoor hard courts.
How to watch the Lexus British Open
Coverage of the 2023 Lexus British Open will be available across all LTA digital channels.
Which British players will be competing in the Lexus British Open?
Hewett enters the men’s wheelchair singles draw as the top seed and will bid to earn a second Lexus British Open title after becoming the first Brit to win the men’s title in 2021. Entering the tournament off the back of an appearance in the final at The Championships, Wimbledon – where he lost out on the silverware to Tokito Oda – Hewett will be looking to make a winning start to the hard court swing as he hunts down victory in Nottingham.
The world No.2 will be joined by doubles partner Reid who will contest in both the singles and doubles draws, alongside Hewett. A two-time finalist himself, Reid will be hoping he can go the distance and clinch his second title of the season. They will also be competing with fellow Brits Ben Bartram and Dermot Bailey in the main draw.
The women’s draw will see home favourite Shuker contest the title. Shuker – who finished runner-up at last year’s tournament – has already lifted one title on the hard courts this year at the UH Cougar Open and will be motivated to go one better this year. She will be joined by fellow Brit Cornelia Oosthuzien with the two gunning to take the title at their home Super Series event.
12 months on from lifting his first Lexus British Open quad singles title at the sixth time of asking, Lapthorne is gearing up for a return to Nottingham with the hope of defending his title. The seventh seed is also joined by compatriots Richard Green, Gary Cox and Oliver Cox in the quad singles draw.
Who else is playing at the Lexus British Open 2023?
The women’s draw is headlined by world No.1 Diede de Groot – who will have her sights set on an 11th title of the season. The 26-year-old from the Netherlands is currently on a 111-match winning streak, having not lost a tour-level match since the Melbourne Wheelchair Open in 2021 and enters the Lexus British Open as the player to beat.
De Groot is accompanied by her compatriot and reigning champion Aniek van Koot. The world No.3 lifted her maiden British Open trophy in 2022 after overcoming Britain’s Shuker 6-2, 6-3 in the final to wrap up the title without dropping a set. Jiske Griffioen, Zhenzhen Zhu and Dana Mathewson are all set to feature in a star-studded line-up in the women’s singles draw.
The men’s singles draw will feature the likes of reigning and former champions Joachim Gerard and Gustavo Fernandez, along with 2022 finalist Martin de la Puente, while the quad singles will feature reigning Wimbledon champion Niels Vink, Sam Schroder and 2022 runner-up Heath Davidson.
Who are the reigning Lexus British Open champions?
- Women’s singles – Aniek Van Koot (NED)
- Women’s doubles – Maria Florencia Moreno (ARG) & Zhenzhen Zhu (CHN)
- Men’s singles – Joachim Gerard (BEL)
- Men’s doubles – Martin de la Puente (ESP) & Nicolas Peifer (FRA)
- Quad singles – Andy Lapthorne (GBR)
- Quad doubles – Donald Ramphadi (RSA) & Koji Sugeno (JPN)
When is the Lexus British Open draw?
Find the full men's, women's and quad draws below:
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