Andy Lapthorne claims Melbourne quad singles title

Andy Lapthorne
Lapthorne is preparing for next week's Australian Open

World number three Andy Lapthorne continued his warm-up for next week's Australian Open by winning the quad singles title at the Melbourne Open.

The 24-year-old Briton benefitted from the withdrawal of scheduled opponent Dylan Alcott of Australia.

"Finished as a winner - not the way I would have hoped with my opponent having to withdraw. Now ready for the big one," he tweeted.

There were also final wins for Lucy Shuker, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett.

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Shuker and doubles partner Kgothatso Monjane of South Africa defeated the Dutch-German duo Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 6-4 7-6 (8-6).

It followed their win over the Grand Slam-winning pair of Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji in the semi-finals.

Reid and Hewett clinched their second ITF Two men's doubles title in three weeks as they followed up their last-four win over top seeds Joachim Gerard and Maikel Scheffers with a 6-2 0-6 (10-3) victory over Brazil's Daniel Rodrigues and Australia's Ben Weekes.

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