British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2022: Preview, live stream, schedule and draw
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This year’s scintillating summer of tennis is not over just yet as we travel from South West London to the home of the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham.
A tournament saturated with the most decorated sports personalities in wheelchair tennis – from our very own multiple Grand Slam champions and Paralympic medallists Gordon Reid, Andy Lapthorne and Lucy Shuker through to international stars like Jiske Griffioen, Aniek van Koot, Joachim Gerard and David Wagner – the Nottingham Tennis Centre will be bringing the action as we approach one of the biggest events on the wheelchair tennis calendar outside of the Grand Slams.
Find out everything you need to know about the 2022 British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.
When is the British Open?
The main draw will take place from Tuesday 12 July to Sunday 17 July.
Which British players will be competing at the British Open?
Reid will bid to carry on where Alfie Hewett left off in 2021, when he became the first Brit to win the British Open men’s singles title. While Hewett sits out this year’s British Open following his heroic efforts at Wimbledon, where he was a finalist in the men’s singles and with Reid in the men’s doubles, Reid will bid to go one better than when reaching two previous British Open finals in 2012 and 2014.
Reid and Hewett left the fans in raptures after two semi-final wins on Wimbledon’s No.1 Court and Reid will hope to do the same thing on centre court at the British Open, with fellow Brit Dermot Bailey also looking for a personal best British Open performance.
In the women’s events, by two-time Paralympic bronze medallist and Tokyo silver medallist Shuker, as well as the world No.19 Cornelia Oosthuizen, who has rocketed through the rankings this past season.
On his return to the Midlands, Andy Lapthorne enters the tournament as top seed in the quad singles as he sets his sights on his second title of the year following his success at the British Grass Court Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Birmingham. Alongside Lapthorne, a long list of Brits have been announced to play in this year’s line-up, including Gregory Slade, Antony Cotterill, Nottinghamshire local James Shaw and Gary Cox.
Who else is playing at the British Open in 2022?
The women’s singles world No.3, Aniek van Koot, will have her heart set on a first British Open women’s singles title after reaching multiple finals at Nottingham Tennis Centre and winning the women’s doubles title on no fewer than nine different occasions with a variety of partners
However, Van Koot lost her opening match at Wimbledon to 2016 British Open champion and Rio Paralympic gold medallist Jiske Griffioen, who will hope to continue her fine run of form, having taken a two year-break from the sport between 2017 and 2019. Meanwhile, the USA’s Dana Mathewson arrives in Nottingham buoyed by her first Grand Slam title in the women’s doubles at Wimbledon.
In the men’s singles, Belgium’s former champion Joachim Gerard also returns. Meanwhile, in the quad singles, the USA’s David Wagner and Australia’s Heath Davidson are both set to challenge for the title.
Who are the British Open champions?
- Women’s singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
- Women’s doubles – Diede de Groot (NED) & Aniek van Koot (NED)
- Men’s singles – Alfie Hewett (GBR)
- Men’s doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) & Gordon Reid (GBR)
- Quad singles – Sam Schroder (NED)
- Quad doubles - Sam Schroder (NED) & Niels Vink (NED)
When is the British Open draw?
The singles draws take place on Monday evening, 11 July, with the doubles draws to be announced on Tuesday, 12 July.
How to watch the British Open?
You can watch this year’s British Open on our social and digital channels from 14 July through to the 17 July.