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Lexus Nottingham Challenger 2024: Preview, player list, draws and how to watch

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From key dates to the venue, player list and draws, find out everything you need to know about the inaugural Lexus Nottingham Challenger.

When is the Lexus Nottingham Challenger?

Qualifying for the Lexus Nottingham Challenger will take place on Sunday 4 February.

The main draw action will kick off on Monday 5 February, with the final taking place on Sunday 11 February.

Where is the Lexus Nottingham Challenger taking place?

The Lexus Nottingham Challenger will be held at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre. Home to world class tennis facilities, the tournament will take place on the indoor hard courts.

The tournament, which is classified as an ATP Challenger 75 event, is part of the LTA’s Performance Competitions Calendar which provides more opportunities for British players to earn world rankings points on home soil.

How to watch the Lexus Nottingham Challenger

You can watch live coverage of the Lexus Nottingham Challenger across our website and via our YouTube channel.

The tournament is free for spectators, but with limited availability and booking not required, seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Lexus Nottingham Challenger draws

Details on the draws for the Lexus Nottingham Challenger will be available soon.

Draws

Which British players are competing at the Lexus Nottingham Challenger?

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The Lexus Nottingham Challenger is set to see a strong British contingent contest the title in the main draw. Jan Choinski enters the event as top seed, holding a world ranking of No.162. Choinski, who is a regular competitor on the ATP Challenger tour, comes in off the back of reaching the quarter-final of the BW Open, where he narrowly missed out to Brandon Nakashima in three sets.

The second ranked Brit competing in Nottingham is Ryan Peniston. The 27-year-old picked up the biggest title of his career at the Winnipeg Challenger 75 back in August 2023, where he defeated Switzerland’s Leandro Riedi in three sets to clinch the silverware. The Brit is currently ranked world No.186 and could be one to watch in the upcoming week.

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Billy Harris has also gained direct entry to the main draw off the back of his best year to date. Harris is currently sitting at a career-high ranking of 195, thanks to his run at the Sofia Open at the end of November which saw him come through qualifying to get his first ATP tour-level win.

2023 junior boys’ Wimbledon champion Henry Searle also joins the line-up after receiving a wild card, alongside recent M25 Sunderland and Loughborough titleist Kyle Edmund and Paul Jubb.

There’s also an exciting line-up of British stars who will competing in the qualifiers, including Charles Broom, Aidan McHugh, Alastair Gray and Hamish Stewart.

Meanwhile, the doubles draw will feature a host of British talent, including Luke Johnson, Scott Duncan, Ben Jones, Marcus Willis and Joshua Paris.

Who are the top seeds at the Lexus Nottingham Challenger?

  • Jan Choinski (GBR, world No.162)
  • Antoine Escoffier (FRA, world No.169)
  • Zdenek Kolar (CZE, world No.176)
  • Mattia Bellucci (ITA, world No.179)
  • Joris De Loore (BEL, world No.185)
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