Sunday, December 31, 2017

The UNIQLO Interview: 2017 NEC Masters champions


UNIQLO LogoFor the second of two year-end UNIQLO Interviews we hear from Alfie Hewett, Diede de Groot and David Wagner, the 2017 NEC Wheelchair Doubles Masters champions, as they reflect on their  seasons and their successes in Loughborough and look ahead to 2018.

The final UNIQLO Interview feature of 2017 includes video interviews with Alfie Hewett and Diede de Groot, who ended the season world ranked No. 2 in the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Rankings men's and women's singles lists after their maiden victories at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, as well as David Wagner, the inaugural ITF Quad Wheelchiar World Champion after winning his tenth NEC Masters quad singles title. 

“There are some things for me to take out of this year. I had a couple of losses that I’ll remember going into next year. I won’t focus on them but I will remember them and I’ll remember why I lost those matches and I’ll look to improve on that for the following year.”

“Love what you do and do it regardless of if there were zero people watching or a thousand people watching.” - David Wagner

“I didn’t put a lot of pressure on this year, especially as last year was Rio. So basically this year I knew I was going to get selected for the Grand Slams so I just wanted to play well and get into the feeling of playing those Grand Slams. Winning Wimbledon…. I still get goose bumps every time I talk about it…” - Diede de Groot