British Open 2022: Daily updates & results
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All the latest results and updates from the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
- Andy Lapthorne crowned champion in the quad singles event
- Lucy Shuker through to her first singles final
- Joachim Gerard secured his second British Open title
- Gordon Reid finished runners-up alongside Joachim Gerard in the men's doubles
- Donald Ramphadi & Koji Sugeno crowned quad doubles champions
- Gordon Reid knocked out by Martin de la Puente
- Gordon Reid & Joachim Gerard sought fourth trophy together after semi-final delight
- Helen Bond & Debbie Brazer receive walkover to advance to doubles final
- Top seeds Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner knocked out in doubles semi-final
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Day six: Lapthorne wins first British Open quad singles title in eight years
Britain’s Andy Lapthorne produced a polished performance to claim his first British Open quad singles title on the last day of this year’s showcase event at Nottingham Tennis Centre after beating Australian third seed Heath Davidson 6-4 6-3.
Second up on Centre Court, the Belgian world No.11 Joachim Gerard secured his second British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships men’s singles title with a dominant display of power tennis that saw him beat first-time finalist Martin de la Puente of Spain 6-0 6-4.
Gordon Reid and Belgium’s Joachim Gerard finished runners-up of the British Open men’s doubles final after losing 6-3, 3-6, [10-8] a fiercely contested battle to second seeds, Martin de la Puente and Nicolas Peifer. This marks the champions’ second title together in the space of a month, while the Frenchman adds a third British Open title to his impressive list of accolades.
South Africa’s Donald Ramphadi and Koji Sugeno of Japan added their names to the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships quad doubles roll of honour after a 7-5 7-5 victory over Heath Davidson of Australia and Canada’s Robert Shaw in an entertaining and occasionally controversial final that lasted two hours and 55 minutes.
Day two: Breakwell and Bartram are crowned champions in Nottingham
Recently turned 17-year-old Bartram defeated runner-up Ward in a 6-4, 6-1 all-British final showdown. Putting on a masterclass performance, the Norfolk-born up-and-coming star pocketed back-to-back wins in Nottingham after winning the British Open junior singles title this time last year.
Elsewhere, in the women's singles, Nottingham-born 19-year-old Breakwell saved the biggest win of her career to date for her home city as she claimed her first senior international singles title at the Nottingham Futures, beating French top seed Zoe Maras 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 14 minutes.
Both sets of men’s and women’s singles finalists at the Nottingham Futures also completed the tournament with doubles titles, too. Bartram and Ward secured their fourth international doubles crown together at either senior or junior level after defeating fellow Brits Mark Langeveld and Andrew Penney 6-3 6-1.
Meanwhile, there was a first title as a partnership for Breakwell and Maras after the top seeds beat the all-British partnership of Ruby Bishop and Ellie Robertson 6-4 6-1.
The Nottingham Futures quad singles title went to Israel’s Elay Chayot after he won all three of his round-robin matches.
Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne came through tough semi-final battles to book their places in Sunday's singles finals. Meanwhile British No.2 Gordon Reid was knocked out in three-sets in the men's draw.
Shuker will play Aniek Van Koot in her first British Open women’s singles final, having come through a three-set thriller against Pauline Deroulede 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-2.
Both players tussled for control in the early exchanges with a host of winners from both sides, but the British stars quality shone through. She backed up the opening break by unleashing a forehand down the line for a 3-1 lead. She thwarted Deroulede’s attempted comeback again using her weapon of a forehand to her advantage to see out the final three games of the opener.
Shuker stayed cool under pressure as she saved nine break point opportunities in the second, but the two were neck and neck as they battled it out on serve. The French star continued to grow into the match and took command of the tie-break as Shuker made some costly errors in a big spot.
But after a short break before the final set, Shuker took hold of the match once again – pulling away to a 3-0 lead in just a matter of minutes. The Brit pulled out an array of stunning shots – including a lob in the final game that had Deroulede throwing her racket to the side of the court – as she saw out a fantastic win.
Reid was knocked out in the men’s singles semi-finals to Spain’s Martin de la Puente 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. The Spaniard will take on Joachim Gerard, who ousted Takuya Miki in straight sets earlier in the day.
Reid had to conjure up some top quality tennis to recover from a break and 4-2 down against the Spaniard in the first set. With the 23-year-old having had the upper-hand in the opening games, Reid turned the match on its head with a decisive break for 6-5, thanks to a wayward lob from De la Puante.
The Brit had break point chances to put down his authority on the match in the second but the Spaniard held his own. An opportunity gone for Reid, from 1-1 De la Puante put the gas on, turning the match on its head to win the next five games in a row.
At 1-1 in the decider, Reid had a 40-15 lead on serve but missed a crucial volley to let the Spaniard back into the game and eventually break him. The British No.2 kept the pressure on, but De la Puente didn’t give an inch, putting in a very solid performance to reach Sunday’s final.
Maria Florencia Moreno and Zhenzhen Zhu are the new British Open women's doubles champions after defeating British duo Helen Bond and Debbie Brazier 6-0, 6-1 in the final.
Lapthorne is through to his sixth British Open quad singles final after Canadian Robert Shaw retired in the second set, with the Brit leading 7-5, 3-1.
It was a tough start for Lapthorne, struggling to find his rhythm as the Canadian broke him twice to go up 3-0. He managed to get himself on the scoreboard, but the two-time US Open singles champion continued to battle away with Shaw, who played high percentage tennis to force the errors from Lapthorne.
At 5-2 down, Lapthorne dug deep to save four set points and followed it up with his first hold of the match. He had to save another set point in the following game, but once he got back on level terms, the British No.1 took hold of the match.
Shaw received a medical timeout at the start of the second and was visibly struggling. After conceding on his service game to give the Brit a 3-1 lead, Shaw decided to call it a day and retired from the match.
In Sunday’s final he will take on the third seed, Heath Davidson, who stunned David Wagner 6-2, 6-1 in an impressive semi-final match. It’s the first time the Australian has reached the final at the British Open. Lapthorne currently holds a strong 9-5 head-to-head record against Davidson, but recently lost to him in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Day two: Breakwell makes her break through in Nottingham
Second seed Abbie Breakwell is through to her first Nottingham Futures final as she makes her bid for a first international title this week. The young British star defeated Elizabeth Williams 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 after ousting Ellie Robertson in the quarter-finals earlier in the day.#
She will play top seed and French star Zoe Maras – who booked her place in the final with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Britain's Ruby Bishop.
There will be an all-British final this weekend as Ben Bartram and Dahnon Ward go head-to-head for the men's singles title.
Bartram beat fellow Brit Andrew Penney 6-4, 6-1 in the semi-finals, while Ward knocked out second seed Martyn Dunn 6-3, 6-3.
Having lost to top seed Elay Chayot the day before, Britain’s Dan Pennington-Bridges bounced back with a 6-1, 6-1 win over group leader Nathan Freeman to open up the title chase.
The Israeli now goes top of the group after a 6-0, 6-0 win over Fricis Alliks.
The British No.2 comfortably blitzed through the opening set with a 6-0 lead, but Bailey showed his grit and determination as he got a game on the scoreboard before threatening to break the top seed with three break points at his disposal. However, an undeterred Reid kept his composure as he firmly held on to his one break lead.
Capitalising on a second match point opportunity, the 21-time Grand Slam champion made his way through to the semi-finals after a misplaced serve from Bailey put an end to the pairs first meeting.
The former world No.1 will not go head-to-head with fourth seed Martin de la Puente in tomorrow’s semi-final showdown.
The success continued in the singles as the three-time Paralympic women’s doubles medallist Lucy Shuker overcame up-and-coming star Maayan Kikri 6-4, 7-6(2) on a tricky blustering day.
A nervy start from Shuker was overturned by intelligent play as she made amends following an immediate break of serve from the Israelian to make it one game apiece.
With three break points to play with at 3-2, the British No.1 found the third break of the match following a clean volley down the line, but Zikri found a lifeline in the form of a fourth break to stay afloat. Yet, paving her way to glory, Shuker returned her way to the first set as she clinched the scoreboard advantage at 6-4.
At the start of the second, Zikri mustered up an immediate break, consolidated with an important hold to claw her way ahead as she set the tone of the set. At a 4-1 deficit, the nine-time Grand Slam finalist had a tall order to answer as her opponent produced great variation to keep Shuker at bay. However, the former British Open mixed doubles champion experience shone through as she pulled shots right out of the top draw to pocket four consecutive games and take the lead on serve.
With a tie-break to decide their fate, Shuker engineered herself four break points to cross the finish line and punch her ticket for the semi-finals.
In the women’s doubles, British pair Helen Bond and Debbie Brazier received a walkover over to progress to the finals after Dutch duo, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot, pulled out of the tournament due to illness.
Top seed and 15-time Grand Slam champion Andy Lapthorne defeated British Open debutant and 21-time career title winner Donald Ramphadi in a 6-2, 7-6(5) battle. The Brit will ow take on Canadian Robert Shaw in the quad singles semi-finals.
As Lapthorne found two break points, Ramphadi yielded with a double fault to gift the Briton the first break of the match. Now a double break up, the top seed was awarded two set points to put a lid on the opening set following a solid performance from the five-time British Open quad singles finalist.
Battening down the hatches, Lapthorne goaded Ramphadi as he found a break of serve for the third time to edge ahead at 6-5 in the second, but the South African called for a tie-break as he brought the set back to parity. Meandering around the court at a pace, the world No.7 appeared dishevelled as he took another topple at 2-0 down.
However, a call for the chair technician signalled a time out at 4-3 in the breaker as Ramphadi’s chair required attention. Despite their rhythm being tampered with following a pause in play, the British star remained poised as crossed the finish line to progress to the semis.
Lapthorne faced Ramphadi again later in the day, this time in the quad doubles, where the South African got his revenge - teaming up with Koji Sugeno to defeat Wimbledon runners-up Lapthorne and David Wagner 5-7, 6-2, 10-3. They will now face Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw for a shot at the British Open champions.
It wasn’t to be for Richard Green on his ninth British Open as he exited the tournament following a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to second seed, and four-time British Open champion, David Wagner.
Day one: Brits make winning start in Nottingham
The Nottingham Futures event got underway on Thursday with a host of the young rising British stars of wheelchair tennis competing for the ITF trophy.
Great Britain’s World Team Cup stars Ben Bartram and Dahnon Ward picked up emphatic wins in their opening round matches. Former junior world No.1 Bartram defeated Ruairi Logan 6-1, 6-1 in 40 minutes, while Ward came through 6-0, 6-2 over qualifier Mark Langeveld.
Andrew Penney joins them in the quarter-final as he cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kevin Lewis, with Joshua Johns battling past Italy’s Francesco Felici 6-3, 6-2. Keith Thom completes the five Brits heading to the final eight.
It was a strong start for Britain’s Debbie Reynolds, who only dropped one game against Tabitha Fung as she wrapped up a 6-0, 6-1 win in the first round of the women’s singles.
There were also big wins for Mariam Ayeni – who knocked out fellow Brit Gemma Stevenson – as well as Ellie Robinson and Sarah Gaisford.
In the opening matches of the quad singles round robin, Great Britain’s Nathan Freeman defeated Fricis Gustavs Alliks 6-1, 6-0 to go top of the group.
However, fellow countryman, Dan Pennington-Bridges, lost out to Israel’s Elay Chayot 7-6, 6-1.
British No.2 Cornelia Oosthuizen’s semi-final hopes met an end as British Open debutant Zhenzhen Zhu triumphed with a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory.
Painting the lines; Oosthuizen accelerated into the game with two strong service holds, but Zhu began knocking on the door as she snapped the first break of the match to take the upper hand. Yet, on the brink of an immediate break back, the British No.2 continued to pepper the fourth seed’s forehand to find an opening as she brought the scoreboard back to parity.
With few and far between both sides, a tie-break would decide their fate as they tussled for the opening set. Fighting back from a 5-3 deficit, Oosthuizen produced an equaliser before Zhu wrapped up a one set lead following a powerhouse forehand dropping just inches away from the Briton’s baseline.
Momentum swinging in the world No.6’s direction, Zhu took the early initiative in the second as she led the set 2-0, but Oosthuizen clinched the fourth break and a consolidating hold to edge her way back into the game.
Hold-for-hold, the two sides battled to find the next break. However, from 40-0 down on her own service game, Oosthuizen battled back to deuce before the world No.6 converted the score to Ad-Out before capitalising on her fourth and final match point.
Despite missing out on the golden ticket to the semi-finals, the former wheelchair tennis bronze medallist put on an applause-worthy display as she came in touching distance of taking a set off a top 10-ranked player for the first time in her career.
Elsewhere, in the doubles, reigning champion Gordon Reid and his partner, Belgium’s Joachim Gerard, outfoxed Ben Weekes and Suzuki Kouhei 6-0, 6-0 in their penultimate clash to progress to the final.
The 2017 Australian Open champions will now go head-to-head with Spaniard Martin de la Puente and Frenchman Nicolas Peifer as they sought their fourth trophy together.
Charging into the opening set, Reid and Gerard posted six consecutive games to earn themselves a comfortable bagel set. Mirroring their confident display in the second, the British/Belgian pair continued to disallow Weekes and Suzuki from finding the scoreboard as they pocketed their second bagel set to win the game in a straight-sets masterpiece.
However, it wasn’t to be for fellow Brit Bailey Dermot and partner Frederic Cattaneo as they missed out on a place in the finals, while Oosthuizen and Israel’s Zikri Maayan bowed out following their 6-3, 6-1 loss to Zhu and Maria Florencia Moreno.
Today marked a special occasion for British star Richard Green as his first top ranked opponent became his first top 10 victim as he achieved a career-high win following his 6-4, 6-4 defeat over Bryan Barten to advance to the quarter-finals.
Green is now set to face second seed, and the quad singles world No.3, David Wagner in his hope to advance to his first-ever British Open semi-finals.
Meanwhile, James Shaw’s bid to go beyond the British Open quad singles quarter-finals for the first time was thwarted by the world No.5, and third seed, Heath Davidson.
Shaw responded to a break of serve early doors with an immediate break back to level the scoreboard. However, the third seed proceeded to accelerate through the match as he claimed the opening set before closing out the clash with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
In the doubles, Green returned to the courts as he partnered with James Shaw ahead of their clash with Top 10 players Ramphadi Donald and Sugeno Koji. Having qualified for three slam semi-finals this season alone, the South African/Japanese partnership ousted the British duo in a 6-3, 6-1 triumph.
Bailey got off to an electric start, breaking on Abbasi’s opening service game and never looked back. He saved seven break points in the first set before wrapping up a one set lead with an ace straight down the tee.
The Brit continued to show up strong in the biggest moments and despite a few close games in the second set, he cruised through to the second round in emphatic style.
World No.13 Takuya Miki got his British Open campaign underway with a win over Ben Weekes in the first round of the men's singles. Miki triumphed 6-1, 6-3 over the Australian to set up a second round clash with third seed Nicolas Peifer.
Britain's Debbie Braizer, however, lost out in the opening round of the women's singles 6-0, 6-0 to Israel's Maayan Zikri. Helen Bond also suffered a similar defeat at the hands of world No.20 Pauline Deroulede.
This year's British Open kicked off with the quad singles draw, where Canada's Robert Shaw became the first player through to the second round after defeating Britain's Gary Cox 6-0, 6-2.
Antony Cotterill was due to play against fellow Brit James Shaw in the Centre Court opener, but unfortunately Cotterill was forced to withdraw with a wrist injury. Shaw progresses to set up a match-up with third seed Heath Davidson in the quarter-finals.