18 Feb 2012

Vink retains World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament title

Match Report

Photo: Philippe BuissinRonald Vink (NED)

Ronald Vink secured his fifth win in 22 contests against world No. 2 Stephane Houdet on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour on Saturday when the world No. 5 ranked Dutchman beat the Frenchman in the final of the World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam for the second successive year.

Houdet began the title decider the better of the two players to suggest he might regain the ITF 1 Series title he won in 2010, but Vink dominated the second and third sets to retain his title 36 61 61.

Vink and Houdet will be on opposite sides of the net again on Sunday in the Dutch-French men’s doubles decider.

In a rematch of this year’s Australian Open final Robin Ammerlaan and Vink will take on Houdet and Nicolas Peifer after the Dutch pair won last month’s contest at the first Grand Slam of the year in three sets.

The men’s doubles final is scheduled to begin at 13.00 local Rotterdam time and LIVE streaming for the match will once again be available via the link below.