Lucas Sithole

Congratulations to South Africa’s Lucas Sithole for winning the Australian Open wheelchair tennis quad doubles title on Thursday in Melbourne.

Lucas Sithole
Source: fb/WheelchairTennisSA

Sithole and his partner, American former world no. 1 David Wagner, beat British Andy Lapthorne and Australian Dylan Alcott 6-1 6-3 in an 1 hour battle at Melbourne Park.

According to Sithole –  who lost both his legs and half of his right arm after falling under a train at the age of 12 – said after the match: “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 for taking the doubles title and again winning against Andy Lapthorne today.” (Sithole beat Lapthorne in the singles.)

This is Sithole’s first Grand Slam doubles title. #GoTeamSouthAfrica