LAPTHORNE ROCKED BY CRUSHING DEFEAT
ANDY LAPTHORNE was close to tears after the Brit lost in straight sets to Dylan Alcott in Wimbledon’s first-ever quad wheelchair singles final.
The Aussie top seed thrashed Lapthorne (left) 6-0 6-2.
He said: “Dylan was far too good, he’s probably the best player I’ve ever played. If he’s on like that and I’m not, then fair play to him.”
Britain’s men’s wheelchair doubles pair Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid lost in straight sets to Joachim Gerard and Stefan Olsson in the final.
The defending champions were well beaten 6-4 6-2 by the 2019 Australian Open winners.
In the ladies’ wheelchair singles final, Aniek Van Koot edged out fellow Dutch rival Diede De Groot.
In the invitational doubles, British duo Jeremy Bates and Andrew Castle beat Chris Wilkinson and Mansour Bahrami.
In the boys’ doubles,
Brits Arthur Fery and
Toby Samuel missed out on a place in the final after losing to Laim Draxl and Govind Nanda.