Jamie heads for World team Cup final

Congratulations to Jamie Burdekin, sponsored by Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, and Great Britain’s quad wheelchair tennis team who have beaten hosts Japan 2-0 to reach the final of the World Team Cup.

The top-seeded team of Jamie and Andy Lapthorne claimed wins in their singles matches in Toyko.

They will face Australia in Friday’s final as they chase a fifth title in the event for players who have impairments in three or more limbs.

Jamie, the world number eight, beat Shota Kawano – ranked one place below him – 6-1 7-6 (7-4), before world number four Lapthorne overcame Mitsuteru Moroishi 4-6 6-1 6-4, meaning the doubles encounter did not need to be played.

Grant Evatt