18 Nov 2007

Ammerlaan and Vergeer retain Masters titles


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Robin Ammerlaan (NED) won his sixth NEC Masters Men's Singles title on Sunday, while Esther Vergeer(NED) made it a Dutch double in Amsterdam with her tenth title.

In a rematch of the 2005 men's final world No. 2 Ammerlaan and world No. 4 Michael Jeremiasz (FRA)split two closely fought sets before Ammerlaan dominated the decider to seal a 76(8) 57 60 victory.

World No. 3 Vergeer faced fellow Dutchwoman and world No. 3 in the women's singles final. Homan is one of three players to have taken a set of tennis off Vergeer this season, but despite giving the defending champion a stiff challenge in Sunday's contest she was unable to force a decider on this occasion as the peerless Vergeer prevailed 63 64 to take her amazing collection of NEC Masters titles in to doubles figures.

Sunday's third and fourth place play-offs saw world No. 1 Shingo Kunieda (JPN) end the event on a positive performance as he eased past world No. 3 Stephane Houdet (FRA) 63 61 to claim third place prize money in the men's event.

Meanwhile, in the all-Dutch women's third and fourth place play-off world No. 4 Jiske Grriffioen beat world No. 2 Sharon Walraven 61 75, Griffioen beating her higher ranked compatriot for the fourth time in their five meetings in 2007.

To view all the results, please click here.

To view the final round-robin pool standings, please click here.

For more news, photos and features, please visit the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters Official Website here.

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