World’s best players line up against Britain’s best at Lexus British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham
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Nineteen top 10-ranked players across the men’s, women’s and quad singles events, including two world No.1 players, are set to contest the Lexus British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre on 1-6 August 2023.
Britain’s world No.2 Alfie Hewett is set to top the men’s singles seedings, with world No.3 and former champion Gustavo Fernandez and Belgium’s defending champion Joachim Gerard among seven top 10 players attempting to try and stop Hewett from regaining the title he won in 2021, when he became the first British player to win the British Open men’s singles title.
Hewett also won the men’s doubles title in 2021 partnering fellow Brit Gordon Reid. World No.8 Reid will also be among Hewett’s singles rivals at the Super Series event, which is one of the top tier of tournaments on the ITF’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour outside of the Grand Slams.
World No.1 Diede de Groot heads a trio of Dutch players towards the top of the women’s singles entry, along with defending champion Aniek van Koot and Jiske Griffioen, who De Groot beat in this year’s singles final at The Championships, Wimbledon. Three-time British Open champion De Groot, who is currently unbeaten in 111 singles matches, De Groot said
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Nottingham for the LTA’s Lexus British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships after missing last year’s tournament.
"It’s always a very well-organised event and I have some great memories from playing in Britain over the last month. I hope we will have lots of people come to watch us after the recent excitement around Wimbledon.”
British No.1 Lucy Shuker, runner-up to Van Koot in last year’s final, will hope to at least replicate her 2022 performance, when she reached the women’s singles final for the first time.
Dutch players also feature significantly at the top of the entry for the quad division, for players whose disability affects three or more limbs, with world No.1 Niels Vink and world No.2 Sam Schroder among seven world top 10-ranked players along with South Africa’s Donald Ramphadi.
Last year’s British Open brought a long-awaited victory for British No.1 and world No.9 Andy Lapthorne, who won the quad singles title for the first time and Lapthorne will aiming for a repeat result.
Tickets are available now from the LTA website for every day of the event. Priced at £8 for adults and free for children, there are also week-long tickets available at £24 for adults and free for children.
Lexus British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships
Get your tickets to see the world's best wheelchair tennis players in action at the Nottingham Tennis Centre from 1-6 August.