Australian Open 2019: Andy Lapthorne beaten in quad wheelchair doubles final
|Australian Open 2019|
|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January|
|Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online.|
Britain's Andy Lapthorne and partner David Wagner lost out in a deciding tie-break in the Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles final.
Lapthorne and American Wagner lost 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 12-10 to Australians Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson.
The final was the only match of the men's quad wheelchair doubles event.
The British pairing of Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid lost 6-2 7-5 to the duo of Stephane Houdet and Ben Weekes in the men's wheelchair doubles semi-finals.
Hewett and Reid had twice won doubles events together at both Wimbledon and the US Open and were the top seeds for the Melbourne event, but were beaten in a match that lasted one hour 27 minutes.
Earlier on Thursday, Lapthorne lost 6-1 6-1 to Davidson in his second round robin match in the quad singles, ending his hopes of reaching the final.
- Nadal beats Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final
- Impressive Osaka holds off Pliskova comeback
- Skupski loses mixed doubles semi-final
- Kvitova outclasses Collins to reach first Grand Slam final since stabbing
- Live scores, schedule and results
- Follow the Australian Open on BBC TV, radio and online
- Alerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone