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British Open 2022: Daily updates & results

Center Court was treated to an all-British quarter-final as former two-time British Open men’s singles finalist Gordon Reid beat countryman Dermot Bailey 6-0, 6-3.

The British No.2 comfortably blitzed through the opening set with a 6-0 lead, but Bailey showed his grit and determination as he got a game on the scoreboard before threatening to break the top seed with three break points at his disposal. However, an unknown Reid kept his composure as he firmly held on to his one break lead.

Capitalizing on a second match point opportunity, the 21-time Grand Slam champion made his way through to the semi-finals after a misplaced serve from Bailey put an end to the pairs first meeting.

The former world No.1 will not go head-to-head with fourth seed Martin de la Puente in tomorrow’s semi-final showdown.

The success continued in the singles as the three-time Paralympic women’s doubles medalist Lucy Shuker overcame up-and-coming star maayan kikri 6-4, 7-6(2) on a tricky blustering day.

A nervous start from Shuker was overturned by intelligent play as she made amends following an immediate break of serve from the Israeli to make it one game a piece.

With three break points to play with at 3-2, the British No.1 found the third break of the match following a clean volley down the line, but Zikri found a lifeline in the form of a fourth break to stay afloat. Yet, paving her way to glory, Shuker returned her way to the first set as she clinched the scoreboard advantage at 6-4.

At the start of the second, Zikri mustered up an immediate break, consolidated with an important hold to claw her way ahead as she set the tone of the set. At a 4-1 deficit, the nine-time Grand Slam finalist had a tall order to answer as her opponent produced great variation to keep Shuker at bay. However, the former British Open mixed doubles champion experience shone through as she pulled shots right out of the top draw to pocket four consecutive games and take the lead on serve.

With a tie-break to decide their fate, Shuker engineered herself four break points to cross the finish line and punch her ticket for the semi-finals.

Doubles

In the women’s doubles, British pair Helen Bond and Debbie Brazier received a walkover over to progress to the finals after Dutch duo, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Kootpulled out of the tournament due to illness.

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Top seed and 15-time Grand Slam champion Andy Lapthorne defeated British Open debutant and 21-time career title winner Donald Ramphadi in a 6-2, 7-6(5) battle. The Brit will ow take on Canadian Robert Shaw in the quad singles semi-finals.

As Lapthorne found two break points, Ramphadi yielded with a double fault to gift the Briton the first break of the match. Now a double break up, the top seed was awarded two set points to put a lid on the opening set following a solid performance from the five-time British Open quad singles finalist.

Battening down the hatches, Lapthorne goaded Ramphadi as he found a break of serve for the third time to edge ahead at 6-5 in the second, but the South African called for a tie-break as he brought the set back to parity. Meandering around the court at a pace, the world No.7 appeared disheveled as he took another topple at 2-0 down.

However, a call for the chair technician signaled a time out at 4-3 in the breaker as Ramphadi’s chair required attention. Despite their rhythm being tampered with following a pause in play, the British star remained poised as he crossed the finish line to progress to the semis.

lapthorne faced Ramphadi again later in the day, this time in the quad doubles, where the South African got his revenge – teaming up with Koji Sugeno to defeat Wimbledon runners-up Lapthorne and David Wagner 5-7, 6-2, 10-3. They will now face Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw for a shot at the British Open champions.

It wasn’t to be for Richard Green on his ninth British Open as he exited the tournament following a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to second seed, and four-time British Open champion, David Wagner.

Day one: Brits make winning start in Nottingham

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The Nottingham Futures event got underway on Thursday with a host of the young rising British stars of wheelchair tennis competing for the ITF trophy.

Great Britain’s World Team Cup stars Ben Bartram and Dahnon Ward picked up emphatic wins in their opening round matches. Former junior world No.1 Bartram defeated Ruairi Logan 6-1, 6-1 in 40 minutes, while Ward came through 6-0, 6-2 over qualifier Mark Langeveld.

Andrew Penney joins them in the quarter-final as he cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kevin Lewis, with Joshua Johns battling past Italy’s Francesco Felici 6-3, 6-2. Keith Thom complete the five Brits heading to the final eight.

It was a strong start for Britain’s Debbie Reynoldswho only dropped one game against Tabitha Fung as she wrapped up a 6-0, 6-1 win in the first round of the women’s singles.

There were also big wins for Mariam Ayeni – who knocked out fellow Brit Gemma Stevenson – as well as ellie robinson and Sarah Gaisford.

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In the opening matches of the quad singles round robin, Great Britain’s Nathan Freeman defeated Fricis Gustavs Alliks 6-1, 6-0 to go top of the group.

However, fellow countryman, Dan Pennington Bridgeslost out to Israel’s Elay Chayot 7-6, 6-1.

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