Murray and Boulter in the Finals of Nottingham Open
Andy Murray, the former world number one, will play against French qualifier Arthur Cazaux in the final of Nottingham Open after he defeated Portugal’s Nuno Borges in straight sets. The 36-year-old also won his first title on British soil since 2016 at Surbiton Trophy last Sunday.
Cazaux, who is ranked 181st in the world, managed to beat fifth seed Dominik Koepfer to reach his first ATP Challenger Tour final.
The women’s event will showcase an all-British WTA final between Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage – a historical moment as it is the first time that this has happened since 1977.
Murray Chasing Top-32 Ranking Before Wimbledon
Murray is currently ranked 44th globally and aiming to break into top-32 before Wimbledon commences on July 3rd. He has won nine matches back-to-back without dropping a single set for six games now, including all four matches played during Nottingham Open.
In an interview with reporters after defeating Borges, Murray said: “I’ve been playing a lot of youngsters recently and it’s always tough. Some of these guys it’s the first time seeing them but I’ve practised with him so hopefully not too many surprises.”
Britain’s Neal Skupski Wins Men’s Doubles at Libema Open
Meanwhile, Britain’s Neal Skupski alongside Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof emerged victorious over Gonzalo Escobar & Aleksandr Nedovyesov duo by recording a comfortable win (7-6(7) ,6-2) margin at the Libema Open in Rosmalen, Netherlands.
The men’s doubles final was an all-British affair at Nottingham Open with Jacob Fearnley and Johannus Monday beating Liam Broady and Jonny O’Mara after a closely contested match that ended (6-3 6-7(10) 7).
Tiafoe to Play Struff in Stuttgart Open Final
American Francis Tiafoe will play against German Jan-Lennard Struff in the final of Stuttgart Open following their semi-final victories over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz respectively.
Murray’s next tournament is scheduled to be at Queen’s Club Championships where he has been drawn against seventh seed Alex de Minaur. Murray is yet to beat de Minaur in their three previous meetings.
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