Australian Open 2017: Andy Lapthorne wins fifth quad doubles title

Lapthorne and Wagner
Lapthorne (left) has won three Australian Opens since joining forces with Wagner
Australian Open 2017
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 January
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website; TV highlights on BBC Two and online.

Britain's Andy Lapthorne teamed up with American David Wagner to win his fifth Australian Open quad doubles title.

They beat Australia's Paralympic gold medallists Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson 6-3 6-3 in the final.

"I'm so pleased to win my fifth title here," said Lapthorne. "Beating the Paralympic gold medallists is a very special feeling."

Britain's Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett will face each other in the final of the wheelchair doubles on Friday.

Scotland's Reid and Joachim Gerard of Belgium beat Dutchman Maikel Scheffers and Australia's Ben Weekes 6-0 6-1.

Englishman Hewett and Argentine Gustavo Fernandez beat France's Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 1-6 6-1 10-7.

Lucy Shuker lost 6-3 6-2 to Japanese second seed Yui Kamiji in the semi-final of the women's singles.

Shuker also paired up with with Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands in the doubles but was beaten 7-5 6-2 by Dutch top seeds and Paralympic champions Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot.

Lapthorne still has the chance of reaching the quad singles final, too, despite a 6-4 6-1 loss to world number one Alcott in their round-robin match.

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