Paralympic gold medallist Heath Davidson has pulled off a personal best victory to claim the quad singles title at the 2017 Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic.

Davidson recorded the standout result on the final day of play, as the world No. 5 beat world No. 1 David Wagner (USA) for the first time in seven attempts to lift the quad singles crown.

With Wagner having halted the progress of last year’s runner-up Kyu-Seung Kim (KOR) in the semi-finals, as Davidson ended Canadian hopes by beating Rob Shaw, the Australian went on to win the final 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1 for his third tournament victory of the season, after back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 titles in South Korea in May and June.

Davidson’s singles victory was a welcome end to his ITF 1 campaign, after a one-sided quad doubles final which saw USA top seeds Wagner Bryan Barten sweep past Davidson and Antony Cotterill (GBR) 6-0, 6-0.

By the ITF
Posted: 29/08/2017