Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid progressed with wins within the males’s wheelchair singles and doubles on the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Singles prime seed Hewett beat Chile’s Alexander Cataldo 6-0 6-2 within the quarter-finals, whereas fourth seed Reid beat Dutchman Tom Egberink 7-5 6-2.
The Britons, who may meet within the singles last, later teamed as much as attain the doubles semi-finals in Melbourne.
In the meantime, Andy Lapthorne superior within the quad doubles however misplaced in singles.
He was overwhelmed 6-1 6-0 within the singles quarter-finals by Dutch second seed Sam Schroder however gained 6-0 6-1 alongside American David Wagner in opposition to Turkey’s Ali Ataman and Brazil’s Ymanitu Silva to achieve the doubles semi-finals.
There have been additionally defeats for compatriots Lucy Shuker within the girls’s wheelchair doubles and Gregory Slade within the quad doubles.
Eight-time Grand Slam singles champion Hewett, who gained his solely Australian Open title final 12 months, was glad to wrap up his singles quarter-final win in 51 minutes with temperatures reaching 29C.
“It was a great match on my behalf, particularly with at this time’s scorching situations. You wish to spend as little time on court docket as potential,” stated 26-year-old Hewett, who will face Belgium’s Joachim Gerard subsequent.
Former Australian Open champion Reid, 32, will face 17-year-old Japanese second seed Tokito Oda within the semi-finals.
Hewett and Reid, who’ve gained 18 Grand Slam doubles titles collectively, bought their newest marketing campaign off to a profitable begin with a 6-1 6-0 win over Australian pairing Anderson Parker and Ben Weekes.
The four-time defending champions will face Japanese duo Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada for a spot within the last.