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Diede de Groot turns into the primary participant to finish the golden slam in wheelchair tennis

The Dutch prime seed beat Japan’s second seed Yui Kamiji 6-3 6-2 within the ladies’s match on the Louis Armstrong Stadium in what was a repeat of the gold medal match on the Tokyo Paralympic Video games earlier this month.

“For a very long time it wasn’t potential as a result of Wimbledon did not have a singles occasion. For a number of years now they’ve had it… it is simply nice to see the tour and the professionalism going up every year,” De Groot instructed reporters.

“To be the primary one to really get that title is simply so particular. I do not suppose I’ll ever overlook that.”

Not lengthy after on Sunday, Australian prime seed Dylan Alcott additionally accomplished a golden slam in his respective occasion, taking down Dutchman Niels Vink 7-5 6-2 within the wheelchair quad singles closing.

Alcott is the primary males’s wheelchair tennis participant to finish a golden slam.

US Open: Medvedev beats Djokovic in men's final
Additionally on Sunday, Novak Djokovic missed out on a calendar-year slam within the US Open males’s closing when he misplaced to Daniil Medvedev in a battle of the highest two seeds. World No. 2 Medvedev received his first grand slam title, beating world No. 1 Djokovic in straight units.

Djokovic had been trying to win a file twenty first grand slam title and full the primary males’s calendar grand slam — profitable the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in the identical yr — since Rod Laver in 1969.

Djokovic missed out on the chance to win a golden slam when he was knocked out within the Olympic semis by eventual gold medal winner Alexander Zverev earlier than dropping the bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta.

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