Australian Open 2024 results: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win first-round matches in men’s wheelchair singles-ZoomTech News

Britain’s Alfie Hewett started his Australian Open males’s wheelchair singles title defence with victory over Japan’s Takashi Sanada.

The 26-year-old gained 6-1 7-5 and can play Alexander Cataldo of Chile within the quarter-finals.

British fourth seed Gordon Reid additionally gained on Tuesday, comfortably beating Dutch participant Maikel Scheffers 6-1 6-2.

Andy Lapthorne gained within the first spherical of the quad wheelchair singles, however fellow Briton Greg Slade misplaced.

Lapthorne gained a 6-4 7-6 (7-1) success over Diego Perez of Chile however Slade, who was given a wildcard to seem within the match, misplaced 6-3 7-6 (7-3) to Chile’s Francisco Cayulef.

Within the ladies’s wheelchair singles, Britain’s Lucy Shuker misplaced 6-3 6-1 within the first spherical in opposition to Dutch prime seed Diede de Groot, a winner of all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in 2023.

Hewett and Reid are four-time defending champions within the doubles and start their title defence on Wednesday.

The pair are in numerous halves of the singles draw and will meet within the last.

“I am very constructive coming into this week,” world primary Hewett stated following his victory.

“Possibly there’s that little little bit of added expectation and stress with successful it final 12 months, however I am feeling fairly relaxed at this stage,” he added.

“It was a giant factor for me to win it final 12 months and I’ve simply acquired to attempt to discover the degrees like I did a 12 months in the past.”

Doubles companion Reid, 32, will face Tom Egberink – one other Dutch opponent – within the quarter-finals.

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