US Open 2022: Wheelchair draws announced as Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid aim to retain doubles crown
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The draws have been announced for the wheelchair events at the US Open from 7-11 September.
Alfie Hewett will begin his bid for a third US Open men’s singles title with a first round match against Dutchman Maikel Scheffers on Wednesday, while Gordon Reid faces Spain’s Martin de la Puente when wheelchair tennis competition begins at the final Grand Slam of the year.
World No.2 Hewett, the 2018 and 2019 champion in New York, is unbeaten against former world No.1 Scheffers since 2016 and has won six of their previous eight matches, with Scheffers set to play his first Grand Slam since 2017 this year following the expansion of the US Open men’s and women’s wheelchair draws to 16 players.
US Open wheelchair draws
Men's singles & doubles
- Alfie Hewett (GBR, world No.2) vs Maikel Scheffers (NED, world No.13)
- Gordon Reid (GBR, world No.9) vs Martin de la Puente (ESP, world No.6)
- Alfie Hewett (GBR) & Gordon Reid (GBR) vs Daniel Caverzaschi (ESP) & Jason Keatseangsilp (USA)
Women's singles & doubles
- Lucy Shuker (GBR, world No.6) vs Diede de Groot (NED, world No.1)
- Lucy Shuker (GBR) & Dana Matthewson (USA) vs Yui Kamiji (JPN) & Kgothatso Montjane (RSA)
Quad singles & doubles
- Andy Lapthorne (GBR, world No.3) vs David Wagner (USA, world No.4)
- Andy Lapthorne (GBR) & Heath Davidson (AUS) vs David Wagner (USA) & Robert Shaw (CAN)
Reid, a three-time US Open singles semi-finalist, will aim to return to winning ways after losing out to De la Puente in July’s British Open semi-finals in Nottingham, but this week’s world No.9 goes into Wednesday’s opening match in New York having beaten De la Puente in straight sets in their first four career meetings.
Hewett and Reid start their bid for a sixth successive US Open men’s doubles title with a contest against Daniel Caverzaschi of Spain and Jason Keatseangsilp, one of two American wild card entries in New York.
Lucy Shuker has the toughest first round singles draw of all the Brits and will face world No.1 and four-time defending champion Diede de Groot of the Netherlands in her opening match as the British No.1 begins her sixth US Open since 2013.
Shuker reunites with Dana Mathewson for the women’s doubles. The Anglo-American partnership, who have reached six finals and won two titles together so far this year, meet Japan’s Yui Kamiji and Kgothatso Montjane of South Africa in Thursday’s quarter-finals.
While Hewett has twice won the men’s singles title in New York, Andy Lapthorne is a two-time US Open quad singles champion and this year the 2014 and 2019 victor plays his former doubles partner David Wagner in his opening singles match on Wednesday.
Wagner, who Lapthorne partnered to two US Open quad doubles titles in 2017 and 2018, will also be on the opposite side of the net in this year’s quad double semis-finals as Lapthorne embarks on a first-time doubles partnership with Heath Davidson, the Australian that Lapthorne beat in this year’s British Open quad singles final. Lapthorne and Davidson will play Wagner and Canada’s Robert Shaw.