Gordon Reid takes French Riviera title

Brit takes revenge on 2017 champion Nicolas Peifer in the final 01 Oct 2018
male wheelchair tennis player Gordon Reid plays a low backhand on a hard court

Gordon Reid took revenge on Nicolas Peifer in the French Riviera men's singles final

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Gordon Reid reversed the result of the 2017 men’s singles final to take the French Rivera Open title on 29 September in Sophia-Antipolis.

Twelve months on from losing a final set tiebreak to Frenchman Nicolas Peifer, Great Britain’s world No. 4 fought back from a set down to win 2-6, 6-0, 7-6(3) and claim his third singles title of 2018.

There was also a Dutch double in the women’s and quad singles.

Heartbreak for Mathewson

World No. 12 Dana Mathewson came closer than ever to securing a first career victory over Marjolein Buis in the women’s singles final.

At a set and 5-2 up, USA’s fourth seed had three match points against Netherlands’ world No. 7, two at 15-40 and another when earning an advantage for a third break point. However, Buis survived and with the Dutchwoman leading the final set 3-2, Mathewson retired with an arm injury.

Runner-up last week at the Sardinia Open, Buis leaves France with her first singles title of the season after her own recent period of injury.

Schroder extends winning streak

While Buis claimed her first women’s singles title of 2018, compatriot Sam Schroder earned his first quad singles title of the season as he extended his winning streak over current world No. 6 Lucas Sithole to three matches.

Before this year’s British Open, Schroder’s only previous match against Sithole had ended in defeat in June 2017. But after wins in Nottingham and then in Sardinia a week ago, the Dutch player dominated Saturday’s final in France to win 6-1, 6-1.