Roland Garros 2023: Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid set for potential quarter-final clash as wheelchair draws are announced
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Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne all found out who they'll face in the opening rounds of Roland Garros 2023 as the wheelchair draws were announced.
World No.1 Hewett, already a three-time champion at Roland Garros, will face Tokyo Paralympic silver medallist Tom Egberink in his first-round match, while world No.9 Reid will take on fellow former world No.1 Maikel Scheffers. Hewett and Reid will open their bid for a fourth successive French Open doubles title against Frenchman Frederic Cattaneo and the USA’s Cassey Ratzlaff.
British No.1 and world No.10 Shuker opens her latest French Open challenge against doubles partner Dana Mathewson of the USA before Shuker and Mathewson join forces to play French duo Pauline Deroulede and Emmanuelle Morch for a place in the women’s doubles semis.
The quad singles opens with British No.1 and world No.7 Lapthorne also in action against American opposition as he faces David Wagner, the player he partnered to win the 2021 quad doubles title en route to completing a career Grand Slam together.
Lapthorne partners South Africa’s Donald Ramphadi this year with Dutch top seeds Sam Shroder and Niels Vink providing touch semi-final opposition.