20 Nov 2017

Bemmel set to host UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters


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Photo: Japan Open 2017Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer (FRA)

Bemmel, Netherlands is set to host the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters for the first time this week as 18 of the world's leading partnerships line up for the ITF's year-end doubles championship on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour from 22-26 November.

The top eight men's doubles pairings, the top six women's doubles pairings and the top four quad doubles pairings based on combined doubles rankings on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Rankings of 9 October will contest the prestigius annual tournament from Wednesday.

The quad doubles final is scheduled to take place on Saturday and the men's and women's doubles finals are both set for Sunday.

The men's doubles will begin as two round-robin pools of four teams, with the top two partnerships in each pool going forward to the semiifinals.

The women's doubles will begin as two round-robin pools of three teams, with the top two partnerships in each pool going forward to the semiifinals.

The four partnerships in the quad doubles will play each other over three days of round-robin competition, with the top two teams going forward to meet again in Saturday's final. 

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold medallists and reigning champions Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France head the entries for the men's doubles, with their chief opposition expected to come from two-time Wimbledon and reigning US Open champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid of Great Britain.

Rio 2016 silver medallists Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot of Netherlands top the entries for the women's doubles. Britain's Lucy Shuker and Dana Mathewson of USA are likely to be contendnig for the major honours, too, alongside Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock and Dutchwoman Aniek van Koot.

Meanwhile, reigning UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters champions Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain head the entries for the quad doubles, in which three-time Paralympic champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner will be bidding for their tenth Doubles Masters title.

LIVE STREAMING WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA www.itftennis.com/wheelchair

(rankings and points totals as at 9 October 2017)

Men's Entries

No.Name and RankingTeam RankingNationPointsRanked Events
1. HOUDET, Stephane (1)
PEIFER, Nicolas (2)
3 FRA
FRA
5850
5850
9
2. HEWETT, Alfie (4)
REID, Gordon (3)
7 GBR
GBR
5018
5210
9
3. FERNANDEZ, Gustavo (5)
SCHEFFERS, Maikel (7)
12 ARG
NED
3237
2693
9
4. GERARD, Joachim (6)
OLSSON, Stefan (10)
16 BEL
SWE
3216
2144
9
5. MIKI, Takuya (8)
SANADA Takashi (9)
17 JPN
JPN
2536
2228
9
6. CATTANEO, Frederic (12)
MARIPA Evans (11)
23 FRA
RSA
1706
1863
9
7. CAVERZASCHI, Daniel (13)
DE LA PUENTE, Martin (17)
30 ESP
ESP
1682
1354
9
8. FABISIAK, Kamil (20)
LEGNER, Martin (21)
41 POL
AUT
1122
1091
9

 

Women's Entries

No.Name and RankingTeam RankingNationPointsRanked Events
1. BUIS, Marjolein (1)
DE GROOT, Diede (2)
3 NED
NED
4380
4250
8
2. SHUKER, Lucy (5)
MATHEWSON, Dana (6)
11 GBR
USA
3064
2547
8
3. VAN KOOT Aniek (4)
ELLERBROCK, Sabine (11)
15 NED
GER
3615
1745
8
4. FAMIN, Charlotte (7)
MONTJANE, Kgothatso (9)
16 FRA
RSA
 2062
1883
8
5. KRUGER, Katharina (8)
CAPOCCI, Giulia (15)
23 GER
ITA
2033
1300
8
6. HUNT, Louise (12)
SPAANSTRA, Michaela (14)
26 GBR
NED
1566
1521
8

 

Quad Entries

No.Name and RankingTeam RankingNationPointsRanked Events
1. COTTERILL, Antony (3)
LAPTHORNE, Andy (2)
5 GBR
GBR
3425
4277
7
2. TAYLOR, Nicholas (7)
WAGNER, David (1)
8 USA
USA
1790
4509
7
3. DAVIDSON, Heath (6)
SITHOLE, Lucas (5)
11 AUS
RSA
2282
2518
7

4. HASTEROK, Greg (9)
KIM, Kyu-Seung (12)
21 USA
KOR
1277
1053
6



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