Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2023: Results & updates
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Get the latest results and updates from the British players competing at the Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Barcelona from 30 October to 5 November.
- Alfie Hewett comes out on top in three-set battle against Gustavo Fernandez to clinch third singles title
- Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid crowned double champions for a third time
- Andy Lapthorne loses out to world No.1 Niels Vink in semi-final
- Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner miss out on final four spot after losing to top seeds
- Lucy Shuker and Dana Matthewson knocked out by reigning Roland Garros and US Open champions
- Draws & results
Day seven: Hewett secures the Masters double after come back win over Fernandez
Alfie Hewett has been crowned the Wheelchair Tennis Masters singles champion for the third time in his career after clinching a comeback win over Gustavo Fernandez, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Hewett adds this trophy to the ones he picked up in 2017 and 2021 and finishes his season as Wheelchair Tennis Masters singles and doubles champion.
This victory marks Hewett's seventh singles title of the season - which he adds to the Australian Open and US Open trophies - and sees him cap of another incredible season as the world No.1.
"I'm obviously super happy" Hewett said in his on-court interview. "It was one of my goals - when I sat down at the beginning of the year I said I wanted to finish the year as number one.
"To be able to say we did it is something I'm extremely proud of and to win the Masters singles title at the same time is an even more special feeling".
The British duo added to their titles in 2017 and 2021 after coming from a set and 2-0 down to beat the Argentinian, Spanish team in a close match tie-break.
The trophy marks their 10th this season - including the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon - and 44th together as a partnership. It's their ninth win in nine over Fernandez and De la Puente.
Hewett could complete the double in Barcelona this week as gets set to face Fernandez in the NEC Wheelchair Masters singles on Sunday. The Brit will be looking to claim his second singles win over the Argentinian this week as he aims to lift the title and potentially finish the week as world No.1.
Alfie Hewett will compete for a third NEC Wheelchair Masters singles title this weekend after the second seed crusied through the first semi-final in Bracelona.
Hewett was at his best to defeat world No.4 Martin de la Puente 6-3, 6-1 to claim his fifth win in six matches against the Spaniard.
The 25-year-old Brit will be hoping to replicate his title wins in 2017 and 2021 up against Gustavo Fernandez, who he defeated earlier in the competition. Fernandez knocked out world No.1 Tokito Oda in the semi-finals 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
Andy Lapthorne's campaign in Barcelona came to an end against world No.1 Niels Vink in the quad singles semi-finals - losing 6-2, 6-3.
Second seed Hewett moves on to the semi-finals, where he will face eiter Spain's Martin de la Puente or Belgium's Joachim Gerard.
However, the result also means that Reid's singles campaign in Barcelona comes to an end, having won one of his three matches - finishing third in the group.
Reid will sill have the chance of winning a third doubles title alongside Hewett, wit the Brits so far the only duo to confirm their place in the semis.
Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner are now out of the Wheelchair Masters after losing out to top seeds Niels Vink and Sam Schroder 6-2, 6-1.
Lapthorne will return tomorrow for the quad singles semi-finals against world No.1 Vink.
Alfie Hewett defeated world No.3 Gustavo Fernandez in the opening match of the day, while Gordon Reid kept his semi-final hopes alive with a win over Taskashi Sanada. Meanwhile, Andy Lapthorne is through to the quad singles semi-finals with his second win of the tournament.
Hewett got his third win of the season over the Argentinian with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to maintain his 100% record in Group B.
Having lost to Fernandez the day before, Reid picked up a much needed 6-3, 6-2 win against Japan's Sanada.
While Hewett's place in the semi-final is now firmly in his hands, while Reid will need to beat his fellow Brit in the final match of the group as well as other results going his way to make it through.
The Brits later combined to make it three wins from three in the doubles - beating Sanada and Daisuke Arai 6-4, 6-2.
Lapthorne's chances of lifting the NEC Wheelchair Masters title were boosted after he came through against Robert Shaw 5-2 (RET) in his final match of the group.
He will face world No.1 Niels Vink who has so far kept an unbeaten record in Barcelona.
Lapthorne and David Wagner also won their second doubles match against Tomas Masaryk and Ymanitu Silva 6-4, 6-1. They face top seeds Vink and Sam Schroder tomorrow.
However, Lucy Shuker and Dana Matthewson's journey at the Wheelchair Tennis Masters came to an end after they lost 6-0, 6-3 to second seeds and reigning Roland Garros and US Open champions Kgothatso Montjane & Yui Kamiji.
Lapthorne picked up his first win at the NEC Wheelchair Masters against his American doubles partner David Wagner – upsetting the world No.3 6-2, 6-2.
Lapthorne, who narrowly lost to world No.2 Sam Schroder in three-sets yesterday, kept his hopes of progressing into the knock-out stages alive, wit a dominant win over the three-time Australian Open and US Open single champion.
He will face Canada’s Robert Shaw in his final match of Group B, needing a win to stand a chance of making it through to the semi-finals.
In the quad doubles later on, Lapthorne and Wagner lost a nail-biting clash with Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw 6-2, 4-6, 14-12 in their first match of the tournament.
Hewett began his singles campaign with a commanding 6-0, 6-0 win over Japan’s Takashi Sanada.
However, Reid lost in a tough match up against Argentinian Gustavo Fernandez 7-5, 6-0. The Brits will face each other later this week in a group as they bid to reach the semi-final knock-out stages.
Hewett and Reid made it two wins in two with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Frederic Cattaneo and Stephane Houdet. The British duo were at their best to make amends for their defeat agains the French team at last week’s ITF 1 final in Barcelona.
With their win yesterday, Hewett and Reid have already qualified for the semi-finals.
However, Catalonia Open doubles champion Lucy Shuker lost her first match with Dana Matthewson against Aniek Van Koot and Lizzy De Greef 6-2, 6-3.
The Brits will still have to play Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada, as well as Frederico Cattaneo and Stephane Houdet in Group A to progress to the knock-out stages. Cattaneo and Houdet were crowned Catalonia Open champions at the same venue last week having defeated the British team in the final.
Lapthorne denied Schroder the chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set with a crucial break before going on to level the scores in the tie-break.
The British No.1 had the same opportunity in the decider, setting up break point at 5-4 down on the Dutchman’s serve, but this time, the five-time Grand Slam singles champion held strong. From 30-40 down, Schroder rattled off three consecutive winners to claim a hard-fought victory in Group B.