September players of the month announced
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The votes are in and now it’s time to reveal the British tennis players of the month for September 2023.
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Men’s player of the month – Dan Evans
For the second month in a row, British No.2 Dan Evans has been crowned the men's player of the month.
Building on the momentum from his first ATP 500 trophy back in August, Evans went on to reach the third round of the US Open, where he pushed world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz before narrowly missing out in four sets.
From the city of New York to the North of England, Evans then went on to take the city of Manchester by storm at the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages, where he played a pivotal role in Great Britian’s qualification to the Final 8 in Malaga.
Competing in his 25th Davis Cup tie – the fourth most of any British player - Evans rose to the occasion, winning both of his singles rubbers against world No.11 Alex de Minaur, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 and rising French star Arthur Fils, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Women’s player of the month – Katie Boulter
Katie Boulter continued to impress on the WTA tour in September, with the British No.1 claiming the women’s player of the month for the fourth consecutive month.
Having gained direct entry into the main draw of the US Open for the first time in her career, Boulter grabbed the opportunity with both hands – matching her career-best performance at a Grand Slam as she reached the third round. Boulter clocked victories over Diane Parry and Wang Yafan before missing out on a spot in the fourth round to America’s Peyton Stearns.
The Brit carried her impressive form through to the Asian swing, where she came through two rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the China Open. There, she ousted Magdalena Frech in the first round before pushing world No.1 Aryna Sabalenka to her limits - ultimately missing out 7-5, 7-6(2).
Doubles player of the month – Dan Evans and Neal Skupski
Well, we couldn’t have done it without them could we?! Evans and Neal Skupski’s heroics in Manchester saw them take the title of September’s doubles players of the month.
Joining forces for the doubles rubbers at the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages, the pair lost out to Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 7-6(5), 6-4, before securing the win in their tie against Switzerland after they dispatched Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Stricker 6-3, 6-3.
However, the real drama came in the decisive doubles rubber in Great Britian’s final tie against France. With their country’s qualification hopes on the line, Evans and Skupski came back from a set and a break down against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to eventually seal a 1-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(6) victory and secure Great Britain’s spot in the Final 8 in November.
Wheelchair player of the month – Alfie Hewett
September saw Alfie Hewett reign supreme in New York as the Brit picked up his fourth US Open men’s wheelchair singles title.
Hewett overcame a strong line-up of wheelchair tennis stars en route to the final, including Tom Egberink, Takuya Miki and Gustavo Fernandez
In the final, Hewett defeated fellow compatriot and doubles partner Gordon Reid 6-4, 6-3 to wrap up the title without dropping a single set. The British pair also joined forces for the doubles draw where they reached the semi-final before losing out on a spot in the final to Stephane Houdet and Takashi Sanada.