Photo: James Jordan PhotographyFrederic Cattaneo (FRA)
Frederic Cattaneo, Tom Egberink, Alfie Hewett and Marc McCarroll will all be in action in Wedneday evening’s three first round men’s singles matches at the 6th ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament after meeting in the opening men’s doubles match in Rotterdam on Tuesday.
With his compatriots Michael Jeremiasz and Nicolas Peifer both withdrawals from the original entry, Cattaneo is now just one of two Frenchmen in the draw for the first ITF 1 Series event of the year. He won his first ever doubles match partnering Dutchman Egberink when they joined forces to beat British duo Hewett and McCarroll 63 61 in the only match needed to complete the line-up for the semifinals in the Netherlands.
Cattaneo and Egberink will face Britain’s Gordon Reid and Maikel Scheffers of Netherlands, the second seeds, in the last four, while top seeds Stephane Houdet and Ronald Vink will play Joachim Gerard and Shingo Kunieda for a place in the final.
With the doubles getting the action underway at the latest ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour event to take place alongside an ATP Tour event, world No. 10 Cattaneo will play world No. 1 ranked junior and wild card entry Hewett on Wednesday evening for a place in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
McCarroll will meet Dutchman Ronald Vink, the 2011 and 2012 champion in Rotterdam, while Egberink goes head-to-head with Austria’s world No. 21 Martin Legner, who has come into the field following the withdrawals of Jeremiasz and Peifer.
Three quarterfinal berths are left to be decided in the singles draw after the 2013 finalists, world No. 1 Kunieda and world No. 6 Scheffers, were both given first round byes and ahead of being drawn to meet each other in the last eight.
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