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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Tennis

US Open entries confirmed

Field of 20 for final Grand Slam of the year in New York. 26 Jul 2017
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Shingo Kunieda of Japan

Six-time US Open champion Shingo Kunieda heads the field in New York.

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By ITF

Japan’s Shingo Kunieda, and USA's Dana Mathewson and Bryan Barten will join the top seven-ranked men, women and quad singes players among the field of 20 for the 2017 US Open wheelchair tennis competition in New York, USA, from 7-10 September.

The final Grand Slam of the year will return to the calendar for its 10th year, in 2017, after being cancelled last year because dates coincided with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The total purse for the event will be USD 200,000.

Six-time US Open champion Kunieda will face the likes of Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez, Great Britain’s Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett, France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, Belgium’s Joachim Gerard and Sweden’s Stefan Olsson in the men’s draw.

Apart from Mathewson, Japan’s Yui Kamiji, the Netherlands’ Jiske Griffioen, Diede de Groot, Aniek van Koot and Marjolein Buis, Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock and Great Britain’s Lucy Shuker will make up the women’s event.

In the quad, Barten, USA’s David Wagner and Great Britain’s Andy Lapthorne will try stop Australia’s Dylan Alcott from winning his fifth consecutive Grand Slam.

Full story can be found on the ITF’s website.