15 June 2019
Lapthorne defeated at Open de France
Paralympic medallist Andy Lapthorne fell short in the men’s quad singles final at the BNP Paribas Open de France Super Series.
The Rio 2016 silver medallist, who was contesting his third successive final at the tournament, was beaten 6-1 5-7 6-1 by world number six Sam Schroder.
On his way to the final, Lapthorne claimed the scalp of top seed David Wagner, against whom he lost in the 2017 final, beating him 6-3 6-4 to claim his place in the last two once again.
Alongside doubles partner Antony Cotterill, the British duo reached the semi-finals of the tournament and faced fourth seeds Kyu-Seung Kim and Koji Sugeno.
The Brits went into the lead after winning the first set 6-4 but lost the second through a tiebreak 7-6 (4) before Kim and Sugeno advanced winning the third set 6-3.
In the men’s singles semi-finals, Gordon Reid faced Gustavo Fernandez in a repeat of the 2019 French Open final and it was the Argentinian who came out on top winning 6-0 6-3.
Jordanne Whiley continued her charge up the rankings in 2019 with semi-final berths in the singles and doubles competitions in France.
The Paralympic bronze medallist lost 6-3 6-2 to world number one Diede de Groot in the last four, while together with fellow Brit Lucy Shuker the pair bowed out 6-0 6-2 to second seeds Marjolein Buis and Yui Kamiji.
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