Gordon Reid, Alfie Hewett, Andy Lapthorne and Lucy Shuker are contesting this week’s US Open wheelchair tennis Grand Slam.
Here can follow the progress of the four Brits on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme as they vie for the titles in New York at the last Grand Slam of the year.
Day 3 – Saturday
Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne all added doubles titles to their growing collections of Grand Slam wins on a sensational day of wheelchair tennis action at the US Open in New York that also saw both Hewett and Lapthorne reach their respective singles finals.
Hewett and Reid’s victory came after the pair had played out an epic all-British semi-final in the men’s singles event in a brilliant match that enthralled the watching crowd for over three hours.
— Tennis Foundation (@TennisFndation) September 10, 2017
Day 2 – Friday
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett made more history on the second day of play in New York when they set up the first all-Brit men’s singles wheelchair tennis semi-final at a Grand Slam.
That means that a British player will contest Sunday’s US Open men’s singles final for the first time.
Andy Lapthorne lost his second round-robin quad singles match but remains in the hunt for a place in the final. Hewett, Reid and Lapthorne also prepare to contest the men’ and quad doubles finals on Saturday’s third day of play.
However, Lucy Shuker’s US Open challenge came to an end
Day 1 – Thursday
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid were part of sporting history on the opening day of competition in New York when they won the first ever wheelchair tennis match to be played on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Hewett and Reid will now contest Saturday’s men’s doubles final, which will be their third Grand Slam doubles final of the year together.
Andy Lapthorne also made a fantastic start to his bid to regain the quad singles title. Lapthorne, the 2014 US Open champion, beat 2015 champion Dylan Alcott of Australia to end Alcott’s long winning streak.
— Tennis Foundation (@TennisFndation) September 8, 2017