cinch Championships 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from this year's cinch Championships from 19-25 June.
- Carlos Alcaraz beats Alex de Minaur to lift cinch Championships trophy
- Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid seal men's wheelchair doubles title
- Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek overcome Taylor Fritz and Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-3 to claim doubles title
- Hewett misses out on the men's wheelchair singles title after 5-6, 6-3, 7-5 defeat to Joachim Gerard
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Day seven: Alcaraz reigns supreme at the Queen's Club
Carlos Alcaraz has been crowned the winner of the 2023 cinch Championships after a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Alex de Minaur.
In an even match-up between two hungry young players, there was little separating the two until 3-4 in the opener where the Spaniard was forced to save two break points before eventually finding the breakthrough in the ninth game to push ahead and take the set.
Despite being strapped up on his right quad before the second set, Alcaraz showed no signs of taking his foot off the gas pedal, as he continued to pile the pressure on the Australian early on in the second.
In a show-stopping performance from both players, it was a double fault from de Minaur that gifted the world No.2 the break before Alcaraz sealed his service game hold with back-to-back aces.
No stranger to dealing with pressure as he stepped up to serve for the title, the 2022 US Open champion came from 0-30 down to wrap up his first title on the grass in emphatic style and re-claim his position as the world No.1.
Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett just missed out on the title against Joachim Gerard in a tough three set battle that ended 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Both Hewett and Gerard were competing to become the first two-time wheelchair singles champion at the Queen’s Club. Going into the encounter it was the Brit who led 18-14 in the head-to-head.
The opening set saw both players tussle for the upper-hand but ultimately, it was world No.2 who came out on top to take the early advantage.
However, the Belgian eventually forced his way back into the match - taking the second set before finding the decisive break at the end of the third to claim the trophy.
The British powerhouse duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid then joined forced to come back from a set and 3-1 down to lift the wheelchair doubles title and their 41st career doubles title together, after beating second seeds Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Stephane Houdet of France 1-6, 7-5, (10-3).
Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek have been crowned the 2023 cinch Championships doubles winners after beating singles stars Taylor Fritz and Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-3.
Entering the contest as the more experienced doubles pair, the Croatian, American duo clinched the opening set before Fritz and Lehecka fought their way back into the contest after the second set tie-break saw them level up the scoreboard to one set apiece.
However, Dodig and Krajicek were dominant behind their serves, winning 80% of points behind their first serve and 73% behind their second across the whole match - eventually proving too strong to break down as they prevailed in the deciding 10-point tie-break to lift the silverware.
Carlos Alcaraz and Alex de Minaur are the last two standing at this year's cinch Championships, after overcoming Sebastian Korda and Holger Rune in straight sets.
Alcaraz is into a career-first grass final after outclassing Sebastian Korda 6-4, 6-4.
The second semi-final of the day saw two friends turn rivals in a bid to make the final two at the cinch Championships for the first time.
Coming into the tournament with little experience on the surface, today’s encounter against Korda saw the Spaniard showcase his best tennis yet on the grass as he continues to go from strength-to-strength.
Despite losing his opening service game, the top seed fought back immediately before dominating behind his serve to take the edge in the encounter - dropping just six points behind his first serve across the match.
Swinging freely with the momentum firmily in his direction, the reigning US Open champion continued to keep his foot on the gas - finding the only break of the second set to push ahead to a 3-1 lead.
With the pressure on his shoulders to serve for the set, the 20-year-old from Murcia, Spain crushed a 101mph forehand across court to bring up two set points and eventually secured a spot in his sixth final of the year.
It was another impressive win from Alex de Minaur who continued his fine form on the grass to defeat Holger Rune 6-3, 7-6(2).
The Australian - who entered the contest as the more experienced player on the grass - came out of the blocks looking sharp as he grasped a hold of an early break on the Dane’s opening service game.
de Minaur’s strength behind his serve was a defining factor in his dominant display - dropping only three points behind his first serve to take an early advantage in the semi-final match up.
Into the second they went, and Rune visibly raised his level to keep within distance of the world No.18, despite trailing a break down. With little separating the two, it was de Minaur who came through clutch in the crucial moments, prevailing in the second set tie-break to reach the cinch Championships final for the first time in his career.
de Minaur is now the first Australian in 17 years to reach the final at the Queen’s Club since his sporting idol Leyton Hewett.
The second men's doubles semi-final saw Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek defeat Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6(4), 7-6(5) to reach the final, where they will take on singles stars Taylor Fritz and Jiri Lehecka.
This marked the duo's 40th meeting in the singles, but it was world No2. Hewett who came out on top in a Battle of the Brits against his compatriot and doubles partner.
The Brits later joined forces for the wheelchair doubts event, where they outclassed Asif Abbasi and Manojkanth Somasundaram 6-0, 6-0 to reach the final.
Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be for Dermot Bailey and Andrew Penney who were knocked out by Joachim Gerard and Stephane Houdet 6-2, 6-2.
Carlos Alcaraz is joined by Holger Rune, Alex de Minaur and Sebastian Korda as this year's semi-finalist at the cinch Championships, as Britain's Cam Norrie misses out.
Korda’s winning ways continue after he knocked out British No.1 Cam Norrie, 6-4, 7-6(1) to advance to the cinch Championships semi-final.
The 22-year-old, who has become the first American man to reach the semi-finals at the Queen’s Club since 2012 – put in an inspiring performance against the Brit at his home tournament to put an end to Norrie’s hopes of a title on the grass.
After clinching the first set, the second set tie-break saw the momentum lay firmly with the American, as he launched a return down the T - causing Norrie to hit a forehand wide and secure his place in a maiden grass semi-final.
He will now play Alcaraz for a place in the final two.
First seed Alcaraz continued his winning week on the grass after defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-4.
Playing in only this third event on the surface, the 20-year-old’s confidence has visibly grown across the week, with his toughest challenge yet being presented in the form of 2014 champion Dimitrov.
The Spaniard wasted no time catching an early break on the Bulgarian’s serve before staying clutch to see out the set. However, the former-champion’s experience on the surface shone bright in the second as he clinched an early break in an attempt to get the match back on level terms.
Four breaks of serve later and it was the reigning US Open champion who had the last say with a final break that gave him the opportunity to serve out the match and eventually, reach a maiden semi-final on the grass.
Meanwhile, second seed Rune also reached his first semi-final on the grass after an emphatic 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italy’s Musetti.
Despite the Italian finding the first break in the opening set, Rune fought back to get things back on serve before finding a break of his own to take the set.
Just when the fate of the second set looked like it would be decided by a tie-break, world No.6 Rune sprinted to a 40-0 lead on his opponents serve to secure the break before successfully serving it out for the win.
Rune will now battle de Minaur for a place in the final.
Australia's De Minaur advanced to final four after coming out on top against Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
A gruelling three-set battle saw the Australian and Frenchman go toe-to-toe for two hours and 21 minutes. After de Minaur took the opening set, Mannarino dug deep to find an entryway in the second and eventually level the tie to one set a piece.
Little separated the two in the deciding set but the world No.18 remained strong behind his serve, dropping just four points on his first serve before clinching a vital break late on to book his ticket to his second cinch Championships semi-final.
Joint world No.1's Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof missed out on a spot in the doubles final after being defeated by singles stars Taylor Fritz and Jiri Lehecka, 6-3, 7-6(4).
Skupski and Koolhof were looking to make it back-to-back finals on the grass in the first semi-final of the day but a second set tie-break saw the American, Czech duo prevail to reach their first doubles final together.
World No.2 Hewett - a champion back in 2019 - needed only 59 minutes to beat Pakistan’s Asif Abbasi 6-1, 6-0, while world No.8 and 2021 champion Reid defeated India’s Manojkanth Somasundaram 6-0, 6-0.
Opening the British action in the wheelchair draw at the cinch Championships, Dermot Bailey unfortunately missed out to Belgium's Joachim Gerard 6-1, 6-1.
British youngster Andrew Penney lost out to Stephane Houdet, 6-3, 6-0.
First seed Carlos Alcaraz reaches his maiden quarter-final on the grass after straight sets win over Jiri Lehecka. while Alex De Minaur, Adrian Mannarino and Grigor Dimitrov also secured a place in the quarter-final.
In a battle of the youngsters, top seed Alcaraz dazzled on the big stage once again as he breezed past Jiri Lehecka 6-2, 6-3.
A stark contrast to his opening round match, Alcaraz hit the ground running from the off – swinging more freely and confidently on the surface. Dropping only two points behind his first serve, the Spaniard rallied to an early advantage in the contest after finding a second break of the set on the Czech’s serve.
The reigning US Open champion was rarely tested during the encounter but was presented with his toughest challenge at 3-1 in the second. Holding his nerve, Alcaraz stood firm to save three break points before wrapping up another triumphant victory to reach his 25th tour-level quarter-final, and first on the grass.
Alcaraz will now play the 2014 champion Dimitrov, who outclassed Francisco Cerundolo 6-3, 7-5 in the final match of the day.
The Bulgarian - who reached the quarter-final after coming through qualifiers - found a late breakthrough in first set to push ahead. Although the Argentine raised his level to stay close to his opponent, the world No.26 proved too clincial at the end as he wrapped up another win cinch Championships win.
Mannarino caused the first upset of the tournament after ousting world No.8 Taylor Fritz 6-4, 7-6(4)
Little separated the two in the opening set, but three consecutive breaks of serve saw Mannarino clinch a vital break at 4-4 before serving it out for the set.
The second proved to be a much closer affair, with the Frenchman and American going toe-to-toe in an effort take the upper-hand. A late break of serve on his fourth match point saw the world No.46 earn his 10th win against a top-10 player in his career and advance to the quarter-final.
Meanwhile, despite being the first ever meeting between De Minaur and Schwartzman, the Australian didn't want to hang around as he sprinted to a 6-2, 6-2 victory to claim victory in an hour and six minutes.
In a re-match of the 2023 Indian Wells final, Skupski and Koolhof prevailed 6-3, 7-6(5) against Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna, to keep their hopes of a second title of the season alive.
Lloyd Glasspool and Dan Evans' doubles run came to an end after a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, while Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram exit after falling short to Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-7(2), 11-9.
Britain's Cam Norrie headlined another entertaining day of cinch Championships action after pulling off a comeback win against Jordan Thompson to earn his place in the quarter-finals, while second seed Holger Rune defeated British No.7 Ryan Peniston.
Home favourite Norrie progressed through to the third round after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. victory over Thompson.
Looking for a fast start to silence the crowd, the Australian came out firing as he rallied to an early lead in the contest.
After dropping the first set, the British No.1 dug deep in an attempt to shift the momentum in his favour. Norrie stayed close to his opponent before hunting down a vital break of serve to make it 5-2 and eventually even the tie.
Once he started, there was no stopping the 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist, who has continued to prove himself on the grass courts. Norrie quickly grasped a break on Thompson’s opening service game in the third set before securing another to put the result beyond doubt and keep his cinch Championships dream alive.
Peniston unfortunately lost out to Denmark’s Rune, 6-3, 6-4 in a tough second-round encounter.
Despite having little experience on the surface, the Dane moved well across the grass as he pushed ahead to a comfortable 4-1 lead. The world No.6 – who dropped only two points behind his first serve in the opening set – held firm to take the opening set before wrapping up the match win in an hour and 27 minutes.
Musetti foiught past a strong willed Shelton in a triumphant 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win.
A gripping three-set battle between youngsters Musetti and Shelton set the tone for a show-stopping day of centre court action at the cinch Championships.
A duel between to of the sports rising stars saw the Italian edge into the leading after clinching a break in the first set, before the big-serving American – who hit 11 aces across the match – saved three break points to hold serve before finding a break of his own to level the contest.
A match of high-quality deservedly went the distance, with the Italian moving into the quarter-final for the first time in his career.
Closing out the day, an all-American battle between Korda and Tiafoe saw the former prevail in a 7-6(2), 6-3 win.
Joint world No.1's Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof continued their winning streak on the grass as they took out Croatian duo Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic, 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 10-7 in their opening round match.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram added to the British doubles' success after grinding out a 7-6(4), 7-6(4) win against Ben McLachlan and Andre Goransson.
Meanwhile, Britain's Jamie Murray and Kiwi partner Michael Venus lost out to reigning Indian Wells champions Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna 7-6(8), 7-6(5).
Carlos Alcaraz fought back to secure a first-round victory against Arthur Rinderknech on a jam-packed centre court. Holger Rune enjoyed a dream debut after a hard-fought victory against Maxime Cressy, while Andy Murray was defeated by Alex De Minaur and Liam Broady missed out to Adrian Mannarino.
A debut that did not disappoint - Alcaraz pulled off an emphatic comeback win against France's Rinderknech 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3) to secure his first win at the cinch Championships.
This marked the Spaniard’s seventh match on a grass court and his inexperience showed early on in the first set as he struggled to find his bearings; but after dropping the opening set, the world No.2 soon settled on the surface – finding a break late on in the second to eventually level the tie.
A slip at the net on the opening point of the third set tie-break didn’t stop Alcaraz from winning the point and set the tone for a confident run of points to eventually clinch the victory.
This win sets up a clash of the youngsters in the second round as Alcaraz is set to take on Jiri Lehecka.
Making his tournament debut at the Queen’s Club, 20-year-old Rune came from 4-1 down to take the first set in the tie-break, before booking his spot in the second round after breezing through another tie-break in the second.
He will now take on Great Britain's Ryan Peniston in the second round.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be for Murray, who fell short in his first-round encounter with De Minaur, 6-3, 6-1.
Having saved three match points on the Australian’s serve in the second set, the former world No.1 was spurred on by a lively home crowd before eventually conceding on the fourth to bow out.
On court one, Britain's Broady was knocked out by two-time quarter-finalist Mannarino 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
The Brit got off to a fast start against the Frenchman, but the world No.46 soon raised his level to even up the scoreboard and ultimately proved too tough to break down as he closed out the match in two hours and four minutes.
Elsewhere, victories came for Frances Tiafoe who overcame Botic Van de Zandschulp 6-2, 6-4, Taylor Fritz sealed a straight sets victory over BernabeZapataMiralles, 6-4, 7-5 and Grigor Dimitrov sailed past Emil Ruusuvouri 6-2, 6-4.
Ryan Peniston opened the British centre court action in style after a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2 victory over France’s Ugo Humbert.
A hold to love on his opening service game set the tone for Peniston’s confident performance, with the third game of the first set marking a turning point for the Brit after he converted a sixth break point on the Frenchman’s serve to edge the lead in his first-round encounter.
Having bagged the first set, the 2022 quarter-finalist hunted down a fast start in the second – catching an early break of serve before clinching yet another to wrap up the match in an hour and 25 minutes.
Up next in British action,, Cam Norrie marked his return to the grass with a win over Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4, 7-6(5).
A hard-fought opening set saw both players lose serve early on before finding their rhythm. With little separating the two, it was the British No.1 who held firm to find a late breakthrough and steal the first set.
Norrie has won both of his previous two encounters against Kecmanovic and today was no different as the 2021 cinch Championships runner-up come out on top in the second set tie-break to move into the second round at the Queen’s Club.
Elsewhere, 20-year-old Ben Shelton had a debut to remember after grinding out a 7-6(4), 7-6(2) victory over compatriot J.J Wolf in what was his first ever match on a grass court, while Francisco Cerundulo edged world No.16 Tommy Paul in the only three-set match of the day, winning 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4.
Unfortunately, it wasn't mean to be for British No.2 Dan Evans who lost out to Sebastian Korda 6-4, 7-5 in the first-round. Korda, who was making his first appearance at the cinch Championships, remained strong on serve - dropping only four points behind his first serve across the entire match.
Meanwhile, Jan Choinski bowed out to sixth seed Lorenzo Musetti 6-2, 6-2 in the final match on centre court.
World No.16 Tommy Paul is joined by Grigor Dimitrov after both players qualified for the main with wins over Great Britain's Billy Harris and Arthur Rinderknech.
American Mackenzie Macdonald also joins Paul and Dimitrov in the main draw, after overcoming compatriot J.J. Wolf 6-4, 6-4 in his second round qualifying match, meanwhile rising French star Arthur Fils secured the remaining spot after coming through a tough three-set battle against Alexei Popyrin, 5-7, 7-6(2), 7-6(3).
After Matteo Berrettini was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injury, Wolf now enters the main draw as the lucky loser.