cinch Championships 2023: Preview, player list, draw and how to watch
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The 120th edition of the cinch Championships is fast approaching, with this year’s instalment set to be better than ever as some of the world’s biggest ATP stars take to the stage at the iconic Queen’s Club.
From the star-studded line up, to all of the must-know details for the widely recognised grass event in West London, find out everything you need ahead of the 2023 cinch Championships.
When is the cinch Championships 2023?
Qualifying for the cinch Championships starts on Saturday 17 June.
The main draw action will get underway on Monday 19 June through to Sunday 25 June.
For the first time in the tournament’s history the cinch Championships will host an LTA Tennis Foundation Charity Challenge – a charity exhibition event that will take place on centre court on Sunday 18 June.
Where is the cinch Championships 2023 being played?
The cinch Championships 2023 will once again be held at The Queen's Club in West Kensington, London.
The Queen's Club is a historic venue that has played host to the tournament since 1890. The club has the capacity to welcome 17,000 spectators and is well known for its prestigious grass courts.
How to watch the cinch Championships 2023
Which British players will be competing at the cinch Championships 2023?
Five-time cinch Championships singles champion, Andy Murray will return to the Queen’s Club this year for the 16th time in his career. Having already picked up one title on the grass this year at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy, the former world No.1 will be gunning to extend his record-breaking six cinch Championships titles (five singles and one doubles) at this year’s event and will enter the tournament as a hot favourite to steal the crown.
Murray will be joined by 2021 runner-up Cam Norrie who had the summer of his career during the 2022 grass court swing after making it to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships. The British No.1 has already won one title this year in Rio but will be looking to make a statement this summer as he continues his pursuit of a first professional title on the grass.
Meanwhile, Dan Evans will be looking to bring his grass court experience to West London. The two-time Rothesay Open Nottingham winner has proven himself on the surface in recent years and will be looking to string together a strong run of matches heading into the Wimbledon Championships.
Three Brits have received wild cards into the main draw at the cinch Championships – including 2022 quarter-finalist Ryan Peniston. He’ll be joined by Liam Broady and Jan Choinski to make up a strong British challenge at the Queen’s Club.
Arthur Fery and Billy Harris also have wild card’s into qualifying this year.
Leading the British charge in the men’s doubles, world No.1 Neal Skupski will return to home soil, while former champion Jamie Murray will make his 16th appearance at the tournament. Top 10 doubles stars and former runners-up Joe Salisbury and Lloyd Glasspool will both be hoping to go one further this year.
Singles players Murray, Norrie and Evans have also been announced to play in the men’s doubles main draw.
Who else is playing at the cinch Championships 2023?
An exciting British contingent will be joined by some of the best international talent on the ATP tour, who will be looking to upset the Brits on home ground.
From defending champions to tournament debuts, world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz is set to make his maiden appearance at the cinch Championships this year. With the reigning US Open champion having already proven himself on both the hard and clay courts, can he make his mark on the grass as well?
Meanwhile, Denmark’s Holger Rune joins the star-studded line up of international stars taking to the stage at the Queen’s Club. Rune has regularly tasted victory on the ATP Tour, having gained momentum since clinching his first Masters 1000 title in Paris last November and could be a formidable force on the grass.
Also joining them, will be last year’s Rothesay International champion Taylor Fritz, and top 20 players Francis Tiafoe and Lorenzo Mussetti.
Who are the reigning cinch Championships champions?
Men’s singles – Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
Men’s doubles - Nikola Mektic (CRO) and Mate Pavic (CRO)
Men’s wheelchair singles – Joachim Gerard (BEL)
Men’s wheelchair doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) & Stephane Houdet (FRA)
When is the cinch Championships draw?
All information on the cinch Championships draws and order of play will be available in our Score Centre.