Rothesay Nottingham Open 2023: How to watch Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Heather Watson & Andy Murray in semi-finals
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It’s semi-finals time at the Rothesay Open Nottingham and there’s plenty for the Brits to cheer about as four home stars get set to challenge for a place in Sunday’s final.
What is the Rothesay Open Nottingham schedule?
Here’s the line-up for an action-packed Saturday at the Nottingham Tennis Centre:
- Katie Boulter (GBR) vs Heather Watson (GBR)
- Jodie Burrage (GBR) vs Alize Cornet (FRA)
- Andy Murray (GBR) vs Nuno Borges (POR)
- Dominic Koepfer (GER) vs Arthur Cazaux (FRA)
How to watch the Rothesay Open Nottingham semi-final
You can watch coverage of all semi-finals on the BBC digital channels and the WTA event on Prime Video.
Jodie Burrage (GBR, world No.131) vs Alize Cornet (FRA, world No.72)
What a week it has been for Britain’s Burrage. Not only did she reach her first WTA quarter-final with a win over world No.21 Magda Linette, but she’s now gone one step further with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 victory against Magdalena Frech.
Burrage has proved in the last couple of years that she’s a force to be reckoned with on the grass – having beaten the world No.4 Paula Badosa in Eastbourne last year and reaching the final in Ilkley.
She’ll face Cornet for a place in the final. Cornet is in impressive form herself – knocking out the Lexus Surbiton Trophy runner-up Katie Swan in round one as well as defeating the top seed Maria Sakkari. Cornet will be a familiar face for British fans as part of the French team that defeated the Brits at the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers earlier this year.
Katie Boulter (GBR world No.126) vs Heather Watson (GBR, world No.195)
In a week of firsts for the Brits, this will also be Boulter’s debut in a WTA semi-final. Third time was the charm for Boulter, who knocked out fellow Brit Harriet Dart 6-3, 7-5 in her third career quarter-final in Nottingham.
Boulter is in strong form, having recently made W80 and W60 finals in Japan recently and with a semi-final run at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy only a week ago.
Her next opponent will be another fellow Brit and Billie Jean King Cup teammate – Watson.
The former British No.1 is on fire having become the first qualifier to reach the semis here and winning five matches back-to-back without dropping a set. After winning her quarter-final, she said: “I’m really happy with my performance today, I think that’s the highest quality match I’ve played. I really had to earn it, I had to serve well and every point was a battle.
“I’m happy I came through qualifying, I needed those matches under my belt and as each match goes by, I’m improving.”
Andy Murray (GBR, world No.44) vs Nuno Borges (POR, world No.73)
The 2023 grass court season has seen Murray win all eight of his matches so far – including a second Challenger title of the season at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy.
The top ranked player in the draw and a two-time Wimbledon champion, Murray has made good on his favourite status so far and continues to impress on his favoured surface.
Borges has made a strong start to his grass court season – opening with three wins in Nottingham against Hyeon Chung, Yunchaokete Bu and Sho Shimabukuro. The Portuguese star is in prime form after securing a pair of signature hard-court titles in Monterrey and Phoenix earlier this year.
Dominik Koepfer (GER, world No.95) vs Arthur Cazaux (FRA, world No.181)
The German has gone one better than his quarter-final appearance at the Rothesay Open Nottingham back in 2019 – having knocked out two of the home favourites. The fifth seed took out wild cards Arthur Fery and George Loffhagen as he goes in pursuit of a second Challenger title this season.
No stranger to the grass, Koepfer won the Ilkley Trophy back in 2019 and previously made the second round at Wimbledon.
He’ll take on 20-year-old French star Cazaux, who has battled through qualifying to make the final four. In the last round, he defeated big serving Canadian Gabriel Diallo 7-6(2), 7-5 to reach a fourth Challenger semi-final of the season. He has two Challenger titles to his name already and is a former Australian Open junior finalist from 2020.