cinch Championships 2023: How to watch Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune, Sebastian Korda and Alex de Minaur in the semi-finals
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This year’s final four have been decided ahead of two mouth-watering match-ups at Saturday’s cinch Championships semi-finals.
What is the cinch Championships semi-final schedule?
- Holger Rune (DEN) vs Alex de Minaur (AUS)
- Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) vs Sebastian Korda (USA)
How to watch the cinch Championships semi-final
You can watch coverage of all semi-finals on the BBC digital channels and Prime Video.
Before making his debut at the Queen’s Club on Monday, Rune was yet to win a tour-level match on the grass; but fast forward five days and the 20-year-old has become a dominant force – having not dropped a set so far.
Speaking on facing his Australian opponent, de Minaur in the final four, Rune said:
“Alex is a tough player. He plays really, really well and I think the hard courts and grass are his best surfaces.
“I’ve played him three or four times on the hard courts and the times that I beat him were some of the best matches I’ve played. I know what he’s capable of and I know what level I need to bring tomorrow - I’m going to do everything I can to reach that level and it’ll be a good challenge.”
2021 Rothesay International champion, de Minaur has built up a formidable record on the grass over the past three years, having picked up 19 wins across 27 matches on the surface.
With victories over Britain’s Andy Murray, Diego Schwartzman and Adrian Mannarino already under his belt this week, the Australian will be eager to surpass his tournament best and reach the final for the first time.
Competing in a career-first grass semi-final, Alcaraz has continued to impress on the surface as the first seed earned another comprehensive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-final.
The 20-year-old - who has already established himself amongst the best on the clay and hard courts - has picked up a remarkable 10 tour-level titles so far, including four Masters 1000 titles and the US Open crown.
No stranger to a big occasion, Alcaraz has battled past France's Arthur Rinderknech, Jiri Lehecka and Grigor Dimitrov to reach the final four and will be hungry to go the distance and add a maiden grass title to his expanding collection.
On the other side of the contest, Korda has also left a lasting impression on his cinch Championships debut - having knocked out two Brits in Dan Evans and Cam Norrie as well as his compatriot, Frances Tiafoe.
This week marks only his fourth tournament since taking a three month break to heal a wrist injury, but despite still getting back to full match fitness the world No.32 has already tipped himself as a favourite to win the Wimbledon Championships.
Although the Spaniard enters the encounter with a 2-1 lead in the head-to-head, having clinched two victories against the American on a clay surface, will Korda’s 9-4 record on the grass prove to be an advantage?