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Andy Lapthorne at the British Open 2018

British Open: Andy Lapthorne edged out in quad singles final


The best attended British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships ever ended with Great Britain’s Andy Lapthorne narrowly missing out on his maiden quad singles title in Nottingham on Sunday.

Lapthorne, playing in his fourth quad singes final at this event in five years, started superbly but lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to world No.1 David Wagner of the USA, who joined Japan’s Shingo Kunieda and Diede de Groot of the Netherlands in winning 2018 singles titles.

Elsewhere, both Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett were defeated by France’s Stephane Houdet in the quarter and semi-finals respectively in the men’s singles, while Lucy Shuker reached the quarter-finals of the women’s singles. Reid, Hewett, Shuker and Lapthorne all reached the semi-finals of the doubles events.

Great Britain juniors Abbie Breakwell and Ben Bartram won the 2018 girls and boys singles titles, while Brits Ruairi Logan, Cornelia Oosthuizen and Mark Langeveld were all winners in the new Nottingham Futures event, held alongside the British Open for the first time.

Centre Court matches from the British Open were streamed live by the BBC, with these available to catch up on via BBC iPlayer. Head to the Tennis Foundation website for a full round up from the British Open.

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