Wheelchair tennis: Day five preview

Can Nick Taylor and David Wagner secure a fourth consecutive Paralympic gold medal in today’s quad doubles final? 13 Sep 2016
Gordon Reid

Great Britain’s Gordon Reid celebrates after winning the 2016 men’s singles title in Wimbledon.

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The first 2016 Rio Paralympics wheelchair tennis medals will be decided on Tuesday (13 September).

Quad doubles will battle it out for gold, while the bronze medal match also takes place. In the women’s doubles the bronze medal will be decided.

There are also semi-finals to be settled as women’s singles and men’s doubles go into battle with the prospect of a gold-medal match place up for grabs.

Quad Doubles

Nick Taylor and David Wagner will be looking for a fourth successive quad doubles gold medal when they face Australian duo Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson.

USA against Australia is the fourth match on Centre Court, with both duos looking to give their all.

“In our minds we haven’t won a thing yet. We want that gold medal and that’s what we’re chasing,” said Davidson.

“We’ve been very fortunate over our last three games and our career to play well in the big matches,” said Taylor.

“We’ve had a target on our back for a long time and for this Games it’s been no different.”

The bronze medal match between Great Britain and Israel will be the first match on Court Two starting at midday.

Women’s Doubles

The women’s doubles bronze medal match will also be played on Court Two after 4.30pm, as Great Britain and Japan face off. Great Britain’s Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are looking to win bronze once again.

Women’s Singles

The women’s singles nears its conclusion with two intriguing semi-final clashes. Yui Kamiji of Japan will play Netherlands’ Aniek van Koot in the second game on Centre Court, while Jiske Griffioen and Diede de Groot will battle it out on Court Two.

Men’s Doubles

The men’s doubles will also decide their medal match contenders, with a new duo to battle it out in the final.

Great Britain’s Wimbledon-winning duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid will face Shingo Kunieda and Saida Satoshi on Centre Court in the afternoon. Nicolas Peifer and Stephane Houdet take on Japan’s Takuya Miki and Takashi Sanada on Court Two around 3pm.

Men’s Singles

The countdown for the final four men’s singles places gets underway with four high quality quarter-final clashes.

Two-time back-to-back gold medallist Shingo Kunieda faces second seed Joachim Gerard in the first match on Centre Court. Courts Seven, Eight and Nine all have Grand Slam winners looking to fight for a final four spot.