South African, Lucas Sithole and his tennis partner, American David Wagner, last week beat British Andy Lapthorne and Australian Dylan Alcott 6-1 6-3 in an 1 hour battle at Melbourne Park to clinch a Grand Slam in the quad wheelchair doubles final.

The title is Sithole’s first Grand Slam doubles title.

Lucas Sithole won the wheelchair quad singles final over No. 1 seed David Wagner in 2013 Photo: US Open
lucas Sithole won the wheelchair quad singles final over No. 1 seed David Wagner in 2013 Photo: US Open

Sithole did his country and continent proud, lifting his second Grand Slam title following his win at the U.S. Open singles final in 2013.




The 29 year-old ranked third in the singles category and sixth in the doubles was the runner-up at the Australian open singles competition and was the doubles runner-up at the same competition in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Commenting on the historic win, in a post-match interview, Sithole reportedly said: “I enjoyed the match very much,”

“It was great to play with David Wagner, it was our first match together and it was easy to play with him; I am extremely excited about taking the doubles title and again winning against Andy Lapthorne”.

Sithole, is a triple amputee and lost both his legs and his right arm in a childhood accident.

Source: Australian Open and SA people