Joachim Gérard (ITF 7) has on Thursday placed for the semi-finals at the Masters wheelchair tennis (hard court) in the British Loughborough. The defending champion defeated in his second team contest the Argentine number one of the world’s Gustavo Fernandez in three sets with a 5-7, 6-2 and 7-6 (7/4).
Wednesday won the 29-year-old Gérard in his first match in group A of home player Gordon Reid (ITF 4), a reissue of the finals last year. The Walloon Brabant, in 2016, good for bronze at the Paralympic Games, plays Friday, his last poulewedstrijd against Frenchman Nicolas Nicolai (ITF 5) that Thursday, its second defeat suffered against Reid.
Group B consists of the Brit Alfie Hewett (ITF 3), the Frenchman Stéphane Houdet (ITF 2), Swede Stefan Olsson (ITF 6) and the Japanese Shingo Kunieda (ITF 8). The top two teams of each pool punch through to the semi-finals.