15 September 2019
Lapthorne, Hewett and Reid enjoy more success in the States
Andy Lapthorne capped off an incredible two weeks in the USA by claiming his second US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships Super Series quad singles title in St. Louis on Sunday.
A week on from winning his second US Open Grand Slam singles title in New York, Lapthorne beat Japan’s Koji Sugeno 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to claim his second title in three years in the division in St. Louis.
Lapthorne, who beat rival and world No.1 Dylan Alcott in the US Open final last Sunday, could not have envisaged a fonder return to the States.
“It’s great to go back-to-back and really put down a marker of where I want to be,” said Lapthorne.
“Two titles and all the other four players defeated on this trip is really great, so I’m very pleased.”
“It’s great to go back-to-back and really put down a marker of where I want to be”
It turned out to be a successive Sunday of dominance for the Brits who ended the last Super Series event of 2019 with two victories, after the men’s doubles titles went to Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid.
The British duo followed up on completing a hat-trick of US Open men’s doubles titles by being awarded a walkover by Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda.
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