Lexus British Open 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from the British and international wheelchair tennis stars set to compete at the Lexus British Open from 1-6 August at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre.
- Alfie Hewett crowned men's singles champion with 6-0, 6-2 win against Joachim Gerard
- Dutch star Diede De Groot beat Zhenzhen Zhu 6-1, 6-0 in women's singles final
- Niels Vink lifts quad singles title with 6-3, 6-2 win against Sam Schroder
- Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid earnt their third British Open doubles title
- Lucy Shuker & Dana Mathewson finish runners-up in the women's doubles
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Day six: Hewett powers to second career title in Nottingham; De Groot & Vink crowned singles champions
Britain's Alfie Hewett won his second Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships title in three years with an impressive 6-0, 6-2 win over fourth seed Joachim Gerard.
Hewett was in unstoppable form as he took the first set to the loss of just eight points inside 25 minutes. Gerard couldn't cope with Hewett's all-round dominant performance and the Brit closed out the win with yet another hold to love.
This marks Hewett's fifth singles title of the career and second ITF Super Series. The Brit also clinched the doubles title in Nottingham yesterday alongside Gordon Reid.
Meanwhile, Dutch duo and world No.1s Diede De Groot and Niels Vink both lifted titles in the women's and quad events.
De Groot lost just six games en route to finishing the week as women's singles champion for the fourth time in her career - sealing the title with a 6-1, 6-0 win over world No.6 Zhenzhen Zhu.
The Dutch star has now reached 80 career singles titles and extends her unbeaten run to 114 mathes.
Vink got the better of doubles partner and countryman Sam Schroder with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in a closely fought contest.
The 20-year-old has now won the Lexus British Open quad singles title twice - adding to his trophy in 2019 where he became the youngest player to win an ITF Super Series quad singles title at the age of 16.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid earnt their third British Open doubles title, and ninth Super Series, after a fiery comeback, while Hewett’s winning streak continues in the singles. Meanwhile, Lucy Shuker and Dana Mathewson finished runners-up in the women’s doubles final.
It was an action-packed day for British No.1 Hewett after progressing to the final of the men’s singles before returning to court to win his third British Open doubles title alongside compatriot Reid.
The 18-time Grand Slam champions showed grit and determination to fight back from a set deficit to defeat Martin de la Puente and Gustavo Fernandez 4-6, 6-2, [11-9].
The opening set saw de la Puente and Fernandez convert four of six break points compared to the British pairing’s three to earn the scoreboard advantage.
However, a sudden change in tempo in the penultimate set created an opening for the world No.1 pairing as they rushed to a deciding shootout after a Hewett and Reid masterclass.
Championship point No.2 for the Brits left the crowd in raptures as de la Puente and Fernandez put them through their paces, but it was Hewett and Reid who would ultimately prevail after a nail-biting fire-fuelled rally.
Prior to his doubles success, Hewett trounced the hopes of Martin de la Puente after winning 6-2, 6-2 in their second successive semi-final encounter on British soil.
The Spaniard, who is ranked world No.4, charged off the blocks with a focus to seek vengeance from his semi-final defeat last month at SW19. Yet, despite the Briton trailing a break early in the match, Hewett soon found his rhythm to win an impressive five successive games, pocketing the opening set in trademark Hewett style.
The world No.2 continued to prove his credentials in the second as he forged a cushioning double break to enter the final stretch of the match. However, unable to capitalise on the two match points he created on serve at 5-1, Hewett and de la Puente battled at deuce before the third seed was gifted a second game following a double fault from the British No.1.
With a further three match points to play with on the de la Puente serve; Hewett was able to break for a third time in the set to seal a straight-sets victory.
To follow Hewett on the indoor courts was Shuker and America’s Mathewson as they went to battle in the women’s doubles final with the relatively new doubles partnership in Diede de Groot and Jiske Griffioen.
Shuker and Mathewson, who won their eighth doubles title together at the Belgian Open last week, eventually finished runners-up after losing 6-3, 6-2.
The Dutch combination were first to show their initiative with an early break to separate themselves, but they weren’t alone in showing confidence on the return as Shuker and Matthewson remained close behind, keeping the pressure on the reigning Wimbledon doubles champions.
A showstopping rally at deuce on the Griffioen serve saw the transatlantic duo threaten another break, but two pinpoint first serves from the Dutch star thwarted their final attempts to remain in the set.
Their scoreboard advantage seemingly buoyed de Groot and Griffioen on to win their first British Open title, having blitzed the deciding set with a double-break lead.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are one match away from lifting their 43rd title together after booking their spot in the Lexus British Open men's doubles final, while Andy Lapthorne's has missed out on a chance of winning a second title in Nottingham after losing his semi-final clash.
Top seeds Hewett and Reid have secured their spot in the men's doubles final after clinching an impressive 6-1, 7-6(1) victory over the Netherlands' Maikel Scheffers and Ruben Spaargaren.
The reigning Wimbledon champions entered the contest having won their previous three matches against the Dutch duo and looked to assert their dominance from the off - easing through the opening set to take the advantage.
Scheffers and Spaargaren soon raised their level in the second. Despite the Brits being a break up and serving for the match, the Dutch pair found a late breakthrough to eventually force a second set-tie break to extend their stay in the contest.
However, the 17-time Grand Slam champions were eager to make this a straight sets victory - as they secured the first mini-break and eventually, their place in Saturday's final where they will play second seeds Gustavo Fernandez and Martin de la Puente.
Lapthorne's quest to defend his quad singles title has come to an end at the hands of Niels Vink, as the Brit suffered a 6-1, 6-1 defeat in the semi-final.
Lapthorne was just one match away from making his seventh Lexus British Open final but the 20-year-old top seed had other ideas, as he raced to wrap up the opening set.
Vink - who was crowned the quad singles champion just a few weeks ago at The Championships, Wimbledon - proved to be too hard for the Brit to break down in the second, as the Dutchman booked his spot in the Lexus British Open final in just over an hour.
Lapthorne also contested in the quad doubles semi-final alongside Donald Ramphadi where the pair missed out on a sot in the final two to Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw, 6-4, 7-5.
However, defeat came for Ben Bartram and Dermot Bailey in the men's doubles as Martin de la Puente and Gustavo Fernandez dominated against the all-British pairing, 6-0, 6-0 to secure their spot in the final.
Alfie Hewett extended his winning streak to six after another mouthwatering three-set showdown, while Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker’s semi-final hopes were thwarted following their respective defeats in the men and women’s singles draws.
25-time Grand Slam champion Hewett booked his place in the men’s singles semi-finals after defeating France’s Stephane Houdet 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
Despite a nervy start, the world No.2 turned up the aggression to close the chasm the Frenchman had forged early in the opening set. As Hewett stepped up through the gears, his champion traits began to shine through as he brought the set back to parity at 5-5 before confidently closing out the set.
Rain delays appeared to unsettle the Briton as Houdet ran away with the second, leaving both players’ fates in the hands of a deciding third set.
Houdet continued to knock on the door, but Hewett showed his pedigree as he took charge to keep his winning streak alive.
Reid brought the action on day three, exiting the tournament after losing 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(5) to reigning champion Joachim Gerard in a scintillating three-set thriller.
The two-time British Open singles finalist found an early breakthrough on Centre Court, but – with Reid unable to sustain the solitary-break at the hand of the scoreboard pressure – Gerard’s convincing defence saw him fend off two match points before helping him to three successive games to seal the set.
Showstopping returns from both players saw them enter a battle of the breaks in the second, but it was the British No.2 who was first to find an opening, calling for a deciding shootout in which Gerard, seeded No.4, eventually won after more than three hours of play.
It wasn’t to be for Shuker whose journey came to a close following her 6-1, 6-4 defeat to third seed, China’s Zhenzhen Zhu. However, the Brit realised doubles delight alongside partner Dana Mathewson after seeing off Colombia’s Johana Martinez and America’s Elizabeth Williams 6-0, 6-0 to progress to this year’s doubles final.
Britain's Andy Lapthorne has reached the semi-final of the quad singles, while Alfie Hewett and Lucy Shuker made a winning starts to their campaigns. However, Ben Bartram bowed out in the second round of the men's singles, but progressed into the doubles semi-final.
In a repeat of the 2022 Lexus British Open final, Lapthorne once again got the better of Heath Davidson in a tough three-set battle that saw him triumph 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. After losing a tight second set, the Brit held firm to convincingly take the third and decisive set and book his spot in the final four in the quad singles.
Roland Garros champions Lapthorne and Ramphadi Donald also made the quad doubles semi-final thanks to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Oliver Cox and Tomas Masaryk.
In the men's singles, top seed Hewett secured a comprehensive 6-4, 6-0 victory over Japan's Kouhei Suzuki to move into the quarter-final. The world No.2 will now go on to face France's Stephane Houdet, where the Brit leads 15-11 in the head-to-head.
Shuker got off to a winning start at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Israel's Maayan Zikri. Next up for the British No.1 is a quarter-final match up with third seed Zhenzhen Zhu.
However, defeat came for Bartram after he lost out in straight sets to second seed Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 6-1. Despite clinching a confident win in round one against Nicolas Charrier, Bartram faced a tough opponent in the Argentine world No.3, who eventually put an end to his campaign in Nottingham.
However, Bartram got an opening round win in the men's doubles with fellow Brit Dermot Bailey. The Brits beat Carlos Muro and Connor Stroud 6-2, 6-4 and could face second seeds Gustavo Fernandez and Martin de la Puente in the semis.
Defending champion Andy Lapthorne got off to a winning start in the first match of the quad singles at the Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships, while Gordon Reid opened his account with a win.
The British No.1 knocked out his fellow countryman Oliver Cox 6-1, 6-0 in 43 minutes to book a quarter-final against either fourth seed Heath Davidson. Lapthorne currently leads the head-to-head 10-8 against the Australian, but has lost their last three meetings.
Meanwhile, Reid battled past Serge Lysov 6-4, 6-2 to set up up a quarter-final clash against familiar opponent and fourth seed - Joachim Gerard.
Ben Bartram also made a fast start as he eased past France's Nicolas Charrier, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round - marking his first senior level win at the Lexus British Open. He will now go on to play second seed Gustavo Fernandez from Argentina.
However, it wasn't mean't to be for Richard Green who bowed out in his opening round encounter to Koji Sugeno 6-0, 6-1, while Dermot Bailey lost out to Kouhei Suzuki 6-1, 6-4.