Andy Lapthorne Completes Career Grand Slam
June 7, 2021
Lapthorne and Wagner defeated Australia’s Dylan Alcott and Dutchman Sam Schroder 7-6(1),4-6, (10-7) in the quad doubles final as the three-time Australian Open champions and two-time US Open champions claimed their first title together at Roland Garros.
Lapthorne, who had beaten Wagner 6-2, 7-6(5) earlier in the day to earn a third-place finish in the four-player quad singles draw, also won the 2019 Wimbledon quad doubles title with Alcott. After completing his career Grand Slam, the world No.2 said:
“It’s incredible. I knew going in to today that it (the career Grand Slam) had been one of my goals. Playing here last year and having match point and not getting over the line was so tough. It’s one of those things that you never, ever think is going to happen when you start playing this game. To now have all four, it’s pretty incredible. And to do it the way we did it today against to plays like that and being massive underdogs, it makes it all the sweeter.
“I was meant to be playing with Dylan this week and there was a last-minute change of plan and that sort of fired me up, it gave me the fire in the belly to go out there today and prove a point. It’s just amazing.”
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