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British Tennis Round-up: Great Britain win 2018 Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup medals


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Great Britain collected two medals at the 2018 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Apeldoorn – the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event.

The men’s team of Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid and Dermot Bailey had not lost a match on their way to the final, but finished as silver medallists as Japan recorded a 2-0 victory.

Earlier on, Great Britain’s women’s team of Lucy Shuker, Louise Hunt and Lauren Jones, brilliantly defeated France to claim the bronze medal.

Andy Lapthorne, Antony Cotterill and James Shaw also represented Great Britain in the quad event but their hopes of defending their 2017 World Team Cup title were ended as they fell in the semi-final stage to Australia.

The British junior team of Alex Chaston, Ben Bartam, Abbie Breakwell and Dahnon Ward showed plenty of promise and finished in seventh place. Find out more with the Tennis Foundation's report.



British stars were in fine form during the opening week of the French Open. Both Heather Watson and Cameron Norrie secured spots in the second round, whilst Kyle Edmund reached the third round of the clay-court Grand Slam for the second time in his career. Find out how they fared with our French Open BritWatch report.


Evan Hoyt captured his second ITF Futures title of the year as he partnered Finland’s Patrik Niklas-Salminen in Santa Maragarida de Montbui. The pair faced second seeds Jordi Munoz-Abreu and David Perez Sanz in the final and prevailed 7-2, 6-7(7), [10-5].

Title town in Spain this week! $15k Futures doubles winners with Patrik...2nd of the year 🍺🍾 #keepemcoming

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