|Wheelchair Tennis Masters|
|Venue: Loughborough University Tennis Centre Dates: 29 Nov-Three Dec|
|Coverage: Watch live all over Connected TV, the BBC Sport internet website and mobile app.|
World amount two Alfie Hewett won his opening men’s singles have compatibility on day one of the season-ending Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Loughborough.
Hewett held off Swedish sixth seed Stefan Olsson to win 7-6 (7-Five) Three-6 6-Three.
But Belgian protective champion Joachim Gerard were given right here by means of 6-Three 7-Five against Hewett’s doubles partner Gordon Reid.
Andy Lapthorne beat fellow Briton Antony Cotterill 6-1 6-Four throughout the quad singles, then again Lucy Shuker out of place throughout the girls’s singles.
The British sixth seed was once smartly crushed by means of world amount two Diede de Groot of the Netherlands, who dropped merely one game in her 6-1 6-Zero victory.
Hewett, the reigning US and French Open champion, recommended BBC Sport after his victory: “I might no longer say I was satisfied. There have been a large number of chances for me to take the principle set – I was Five-1 up – then again my focal point and point of interest slipped.
“He fought again and after that it used to be a in point of fact tricky struggle. But I have were given to offer myself credit score for preventing. Getting the win in any case is what it is all about.”
The singles match choices two swimming swimming pools of four avid players, with the easiest two from each personnel progressing to the semi-finals.
The quad singles has two swimming swimming pools of three pageant, with the easiest two avid players reaching the semis.