- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
- Captain Terblanche ready to rock the Summer Series
- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
Sithole win means he’s also in an Aussie Open final
- Updated: January 28, 2013
London Paralympian Lucas Sithole, ranked No2 in the world in the wheelchair tennis quads division has roared into the Australian Open final on Friday.
This means that he’s the second South African to be involved in a final at the year’s first Grand Slam ÔÇô Raven Klaasen is already in the final of the men’s doubles.
On Friday Sithole, a triple amputee, beat local player Dylan Alcott, winning 2-6 6-2 8-6 to advance to his second career Grand Slam final.
The last round robin match between top seed David Wagner (USA) and Andy Lathorne (GBR) was still to be played on Friday. Unbeaten Wagner will go to the finals as Lapthorne has still to win a singles match at the Open after losing to Sithole 4-6 2-6 and Alcott 4-6 7-5 6-8.
In September 2013 Lucas Sithole became the first African to win a US Open Grand Slam title after defeating Wagner.