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|Event: Wheelchair competitions Venue: All England Club Dates: 11-14 July|
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Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and Australian partner Dylan Alcott have won the first quad wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon.
Lapthorne and Alcott beat American David Wagner and Japan’s Koji Sugeno 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in one hour 26 minutes.
Quad wheelchair tennis is making its competitive debut at Wimbledon having appeared as an exhibition event last year.
Lapthorne and Alcott, both 28, will contest Saturday’s quad singles final.
Two-time Paralympic silver medallist Lapthorne and Alcott – now a 12-time Grand Slam champion across both singles and doubles – went an early break up and never looked like relinquishing their lead in the first set.
The second set proved more tricky as the first eight games went with the serve, before they finally broke Wagner and Sugeno, only to have their own serve broken immediately.
But they sealed the title – and Wimbledon history – on a tie-break.
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