BATH, Eng., United Kingdom – The final wheelchair tennis tour event before the tour championship has been completed as both Alfie Hewett and Diede de Groot managed straight sets victories to claim the men’s and women’s singles titles on Saturday.
With the NEC Singles Wheelchair Masters coming up next week Hewett and de Groot have surely marked themselves as favourites for the major title.
Hewett was a convincing winner in the men’s singles final as he won 6-0 6-4 over Swede Stefan Olsson, the 2017 Wimbledon Champion. The win sees Hewett come into the season ending masters event with a world ranking of third, making him a strong contender for the title.
De Groot claims the women’s singles title with a simple 6-1, 6-2 victory over German world No. 4 Sabine Ellerbrock. The Dutchwoman than backed up well winning the women’s doubles final with British partner Lucy Shuker. The pair won the match 6-0, 7-5 with Ellerbrock also losing in that match with her partner Dutch Marjolein Buis, putting up a good fight in the second set but just couldn’t manage the win.
Following the loss in the men’s singles final, Olsson recovered well from that defeat, partnering with Belgian Joachim Gerard to win their second straight Bath Indoor title. The pair managed a tough win, claiming the title 7-6(2), 6-2, taking that momentum into the second set for the win.
In the quad tournaments, the singles was claimed by number one David Wagner with a surprise in the doubles as Brazilian Ymanitu Silva teamed up with South African