Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne face familiar opponents in US Open final

Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne drifted to the open and quad singles finals of the US Open men respectively of showcasing a number of their very best tennis following a week.
The pair remain to potentially finish a US Open dual with both featuring at the finals in their branches.
Hewett, who played both his quarter-final and semi-final in exactly the day because of rain delays, has made it to the point without dropping a pair.
He started the day with a 6-3 7-6 (7-2) victory over Japan’s Shingo Kunieda and following this up with equally as powerful semi-final performance against France’s Nicolas Peifer taking just 75 minutes to come out on top 6-3 6-4.
„I love it here,“ Hewett told Sky Sports. „The courts match my game design really nicely, I feel relaxed and that I feel that I can play my very best tennis. It is very great to get rewarded after all the hard work that has gone all year.“
The seven-time Grand Slam winner will play with his third US Open final and it will be a re-match against France’s Stephane Houdet of the first one way back in 2017.
On that occasion he finished with runners-up honours, however, he’s hoping for a different result this time here this year, as defending champion.
„All I can say is up to Stephane due to his own semi-final result against Gustavo (Fernandez), who is probably participant of the year concerning kind,“ the British No 1 added. „Therefore I do not overlook that Stephane is enjoying some really wonderful tennis at the moment and I know I’m in for one more battle .
„Obviously I would like some revenge for the 2017 final here and I’ve had great results against him the last couple of times we’ve played the opportunity is there but once more it’s carrying it point by point and just maintaining the mindset I’ve had in the other matches.“
But Hewett really isn’t the only Brit looking to flip the tables.
Andy Lapthorne booked his place from the quad singles final with a comprehensive win over Bryan Barten and scored his second success from the round-robin phases 6-1 6-3.
He will satisfy a participant on track to complete the calendar Grand Slam from the quads division if he’s victorious,“ Australia’s Dylan Alcott.
In the round-robin experience between the pair of Friday, Lapthorne showcased a number of the quality of tennis we’ve seen from him.
He made himself two game points while taking on Alcott, almost finish the unbeaten singles run, which stretches back to August 2018 of the World No 1.
However, the British No 1 was unable to select the opportunity.
Talking to Sky Sports, the World No 3 said:“I’ve learnt I can beat him. Friday was a difficult one to shoot. I played quite well for components and that I had the match on my strings.
„But I have given myself another chance to go up against Dylan here and if I get the chance to be in that position again I want to put those balls away and hopefully I can get myself a second game point and that I will finish this off this time.“
After his battle for the singles games he will include in the final together with the world .
„it is a significant day and I’ve got two large games tomorrow,“ Lapthorne said.
„But this is why we play, this is exactly why we train to maintain such positions and it’s always good to be playing against and with the best player in the world at one of the biggest leagues in the world.“

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