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Sithole sitting pretty with US Open singles title
- Updated: September 9, 2013
South Africa’s London Paralympian Lucas Sithole has won the wheelchair quad singles title at the US Open tennis tournament, becoming the first man from Africa to win a singles US Open title of any kind.
Sithole, 26, defeated America’s David Wagner 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Sunday’s final. He had a perfect 4-0 record in four days of play, defeating Andrew Lapthorne, Nick Taylor and Wagner twice.
Sithole, in an interview with the US Open website, said he was confident coming into the final having already beaten Wagner 1-6 6-4 6-1 on Friday.
He also paid tribute to his opponent ÔÇô a champion in New York in 2010 and 2011 ÔÇô describing him as “one of the best players in the quads”.