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Into the men’s event, World No.3 and 2012 Paralympian relocated a step closer to an additional consecutive Grand Slam title as he partnered Frenchman to overcome 17-year-old compatriot and Grand Slam debutant and of Belgium 7-6(9), 3-6, 7-6(4). The men today face and, just who ousted top seeds and 6-3, 7-5, into the semi-finals.

PRIZE CASH: The wheelchair champions take home £15, 000 per pair, as the runners-up pocket £7, 750. The champions of main draw increases event make £340, 000 per set and also the runners-up £170, 000.

PARALYMPIC SPORT: Wheelchair tennis was first made a Paralympic sport at Barcelona Games in 1992 after becoming a demonstration recreation in Seoul in 1988. At 2012 London Games men's singles event, Shingo Kunieda of Japan took house silver, France’s Stephane Houdet scooped gold and Ronald Vink associated with Netherlands advertised bronze. The Netherlands took home silver, silver and bronze in the ladies singles occasion. According to Holly Hamilton for the Tennis Foundation, a charity which manages playing tennis and education in disabled and disadvantaged communities, approximately 50 people each week played wheelchair playing tennis last year, a figure with since increased to 500 weekly on the straight back regarding the Paralympics.

MUSEUM MUST-HAVE: The Wimbledon museum this season contacted Uk top seed Jordanne Whiley MBE to ask if she'd mind donating her 2015 finals time

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playing tennis outfit for display. Whiley tweeted the woman delight at the request alongside the hashtag #honoured.

EQUIPMENT PRICES: A bespoke performance seat prices around £3, 000 but less expensive seats are sourced for club people. The Tennis Foundation donates chairs to clubs across the British also charities offering financial support for new players include the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust and WheelPower.

TENNIS AMBASSADORS: Jonas Bjorkman, Sven Groeneveld, Tommy Robredo, David Hall, Monique Kalkman and Brad Parks tend to be wheelchair playing tennis ambassadors. The panel is a mixture of previous wheelchair playing tennis people and high profile playing tennis personalities.

Source: www.wimbledon.com
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