Netherlands claim historic wheechair tennis hat-trick at World Team Cup

Dutch team becomes first nation to win all three senior World Team Cup titles in the same year 05 Oct 2021
Diede de Groot celebrates with the Dutch flag
Diede de Groot had a 2021 to remember, securing the Golden Slam and winning the World Team Cup
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By Marshall Thomas | For the ITF

Netherlands became the first nation to win all three wheelchair tennis senior World Team Cup titles in the year, with the women's, men's and quad teams emerging triumphant in Alghero, Sardinia. 

The sixth women’s final since 2001 to feature Netherlands and Japan saw Aniek van Koot defeat Momoko Ohtani 6-3, 6-2 and world No. 1 Diede de Groot beat world No. 2 Yui Kamiji 7-5, 6-1 to give the Dutch female team their 32nd World Team Cup title.

In the quad, Niels Vink made an immediate statement of intent as the final against USA began, going on to claim the first singles match vs. Bryan Barten 6-0, 6-1. World No. 2 Sam Schroder was almost as efficient against former world No. 1 David Wagner and served out the contest to love for a 6-2 6-1 win, earning Netherlands their first World Team Cup quad title since 2008.

Dutch duo Ruben Spaargaren Tom Egberink gave the Netherlands the first men's title in 10 years following a win over Spain in the final. Spaargaren secured his fourth win in a row over Daniel Caverzaschi 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2, while Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Egberink beat Martin de la Puente 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to wrap up Netherlands' 2-0 victory.