Lucas Sithole

Lucas Sithole

Wheelchair Tennis

Lucas Sithole made history in 2013 when he became the first African wheelchair tennis player to win a Grand Slam.

The quad player won all of his US Open round robin matches before beating the USA’s David Wagner in three sets in the final.

Since then, Sithole has gone from strength to strength making Grand Slam finals and mixing it with the world’s best players.

At the start of 2016, he added another Grand Slam to his collection when he claimed the Australian Open doubles title alongside the USA’s Wagner. The pair dominated Dylan Alcott and Andy Lapthorne to win 6-1 6-3.

Sithole continued to reach finals during the season but lost out at the Rio 2016 Paralympics to Alcott in the semi-finals. In the bronze medal match, Wagner got the better of him.


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Quad Singles 1/8th final 2012-09-02 401
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Quad Singles 1/8th final 2016-09-09 3
Quad Singles Quarterfinal 2016-09-10 2
Quad Singles Semifinal 2016-09-12 1
Quad Singles Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-14 2