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The Wheelchair Tennis Masters refers to a pair of end of year tennis events for wheelchair athletes held on an annual basis under the jurisdiction of the International Tennis Federation.

Tennis

The Wheelchair Tennis Masters for singles[1] is an end-of-year wheelchair tennis tournament, broadly analogous to the ATP Tour and WTA Championship finals. Initiated in 1994 for men and women's singles, and 2004 for quad players (quad tennis being a mixed gender sport) both genders compete at the same event.[2]

The top eight players (men and women), and the top six quad players, are invited to the Masters. The ranking is based on their ranking after the US Open is played. The round robin format is comparable to that which operates at the ATP World Tour Finals and WTA Championships. The Masters is described as the official ITF year-end singles championship.

Separately, the Wheelchair Tennis Masters for doubles performs a similar function for men's, women's and quad doubles players. Initiated in 2000 (2003 for quad players), each year the top eight men’s pairings, top six women's pairings and top four quad pairings are accepted into the draw in which all three events follow a round-robin format.[3]

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NEC Wheelchair Tennis Single MastersEdit

From 1994 until 1999 the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters took place in the Indoor Sport Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands. From 2000 until 2005 the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters took place in Amersfoort, Netherlands. From 2006 through 2010, the singles tournament took place in the Frans Otten Stadium in Amsterdam.[4] The tournament was renamed the NEC Singles Masters in 2010, and moved to Mechelen, Belgium from 2011 to 2012. In 2013, the NEC Singles Masters took place at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion in Mission Viejo, California.[5]. From 2014 to 2016 the NEC Singles Masters were held in London, UK, while in 2017 the tournament moved to Loughborough, UK. Esther Vergeer holds the record, having won 14 titles between 1998 and 2011, followed by David Wagner with 10.

Results singlesEdit

MenEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Lake Nona 2018   Joachim Gérard   Shingo Kunieda 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–3
Loughborough 2017   Alfie Hewett   Gordon Reid 6–3, 6–2
London 2016   Joachim Gérard   Gordon Reid 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
2015   Joachim Gérard   Shingo Kunieda 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
2014   Shingo Kunieda   Nicolas Peifer 6–1 6–1
Mission Viejo 2013   Shingo Kunieda   Joachim Gérard 6–0 7–6(11–9)
Mechelen 2012   Shingo Kunieda   Maikel Scheffers 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
2011   Stéphane Houdet   Maikel Scheffers 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Amsterdam 2010   Stefan Olsson   Stéphane Houdet 6–4, 7–5
2009   Maikel Scheffers   Robin Ammerlaan 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
2008   Stefan Olsson   Robin Ammerlaan 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2007   Robin Ammerlaan   Michaël Jeremiasz 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 6–0
2006   Robin Ammerlaan   Shingo Kunieda 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Amersfoort 2005   Robin Ammerlaan   Michaël Jeremiasz 6–2, 6–3
2004   David Hall   Michaël Jeremiasz 6–2, 6–4
2003   Robin Ammerlaan   Stephen Welch 6–3, 6–4
2002   David Hall   Robin Ammerlaan 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
2001   Ricky Molier   Robin Ammerlaan 6–0, 6–7(1–7), 6–1
2000   Robin Ammerlaan   Ricky Molier 7–6(11–9), 6–1
Eindhoven 1999   Robin Ammerlaan   Martin Legner 7–5, 6–1
1998   Ricky Molier   Laurent Giammartini 7–5, 7–5
1997   Kai Schrameyer   Stephen Welch 4–6, 7–5, 6–0
1996   Stephen Welch   Laurent Giammartini 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1995   Laurent Giammartini   Randy Snow 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
1994   Randy Snow   Stephen Welch 6–2, 6–4

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WomenEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Lake Nona 2018   Diede de Groot   Yui Kamiji 6–3, 7–5
Loughborough 2017   Diede De Groot   Yui Kamiji 7–5, 6–4
London[7] 2016   Jiske Griffioen   Yui Kamiji 6–4, 6–4
2015   Jiske Griffioen   Sabine Ellerbrock 6–2, 6–2
2014   Aniek van Koot   Jiske Griffioen 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Mission Viejo 2013   Yui Kamiji   Jiske Griffioen 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–4
Mechelen 2012   Jiske Griffioen   Aniek van Koot 6–2, 6–2
2011   Esther Vergeer   Aniek van Koot 6–1, 6–2
Amsterdam 2010   Esther Vergeer   Daniela Di Toro 6–2, 6–1
2009   Esther Vergeer   Korie Homan 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
2008   Esther Vergeer   Korie Homan 6–2, 3–6, 6–0
2007   Esther Vergeer   Korie Homan 6–3, 6–4
2006   Esther Vergeer   Sharon Walraven 6–1, 6–2
Amersfoort 2005   Esther Vergeer   Florence Gravellier 6–4, 6–2
2004   Esther Vergeer   Jiske Griffioen 6–2, 6–0
2003   Esther Vergeer   Sharon Walraven 6–1, 6–3
2002   Esther Vergeer   Sonja Peters 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2001   Esther Vergeer   Maaike Smit 6–2, 6–3
2000   Esther Vergeer   Djoke van Marum 6–1, 6–3
Eindhoven 1999   Esther Vergeer   Maaike Smit 6–0, 6–1
1998   Esther Vergeer   Maaike Smit 6–0, 7–6
1997   Maaike Smit   Monique Kalkman 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1996   Chantal Vandierendonck   Daniela Di Toro 6–1, 6–3
1995   Monique Kalkman   Daniela Di Toro 6–1, 6–2
1994   Monique Kalkman   Chantal Vandierendonck 6–1, 6–4

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QuadsEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Lake Nona 2018   Dylan Alcott   Andrew Lapthorne 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Loughborough 2017   David Wagner   Andrew Lapthorne 6–1, 6–2
London[7] 2016   David Wagner   Itay Erenlib 6–4, 6–1
2015   David Wagner   Lucas Sithole 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2014   David Wagner   Dylan Alcott 6–4, 7–5
Mission Viejo 2013   David Wagner   Lucas Sithole 0–6, 6–2, 6–2
Mechelen 2012   David Wagner   Andrew Lapthorne 6–4, 6–2
2011   Noam Gershony   Andrew Lapthorne 0–6, 6–3, 7–5
Amsterdam 2010   Peter Norfolk   David Wagner 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Amsterdam 2009   Peter Norfolk   David Wagner 6–2, 7–5
2008   David Wagner   Peter Norfolk 6–4, 6–1
2007   David Wagner   Johan Andersson 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
2006   Peter Norfolk   David Wagner 6–2, 6–2
Amersfoort 2005   David Wagner   Nick Taylor 6–2, 6–1
2004   David Wagner   Bas van Erp 6–2, 6–3

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Wheelchair Doubles MastersEdit

From 2000 until 2001 the Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Masters took place alongside the singles event in Amersfoort. From 2002 until 2003 the Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Masters took place at the Invacare World Team Cup by Camozzi in Tremosine, Italy. From 2003 until 2004 the Camozzi company became sponsor of this tournament and it took place in Brescia, Italy. Since 2005 the event took place in the Centro Sportivo Mario Mongodi close to Bergamo, Italy. In 2011 the title sponsorship was taken up by Invacare in a two-year deal and the 2011 tournament was held in the Frans Otten stadium in Amsterdam.[8] From 2013 to 2016, the ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters took place at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion in Mission Viejo, California [9] In 2017 and 2018, the event took place in Bemmel, Netherlands. As of 2018, Taylor and Wagner are the most successful partnership across all categories, with a total of 11 titles.[10][11]

Results DoublesEdit

MenEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bemmel 2018   Stéphane Houdet
  Nicolas Peifer
  Joachim Gérard
  Stefan Olsson
1–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
2017   Alfie Hewett
  Gordon Reid
  Stéphane Houdet
  Nicolas Peifer
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Mission Viejo 2016   Stéphane Houdet
  Nicolas Peifer
  Gustavo Fernández
  Joachim Gérard
2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Invacare Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Mission Viejo 2015   Michaël Jeremiasz
  Gordon Reid
  Joachim Gérard
  Stéphane Houdet
6–1, 6–4
2014   Joachim Gérard
  Stéphane Houdet
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Gordon Reid
6–4, 6–1
2013   Stéphane Houdet
  Gordon Reid
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Nicolas Peifer
6–3, 6–3
Amsterdam 2012   Stéphane Houdet
  Shingo Kunieda
  Gordon Reid
  Ronald Vink
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–2
2011   Tom Egberink
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Robin Ammerlaan
  Stéphane Houdet
6–4, 6–2
Camozzi Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bergamo 2010   Maikel Scheffers
  Ronald Vink
  Robin Ammerlaan
  Stéphane Houdet
7–6(7–2), 6–4
2009   Maikel Scheffers
  Ronald Vink
  Robin Ammerlaan
  Stéphane Houdet
6–1, 3–6, 6–0
2008   Stefan Olsson
  Peter Wikstrom
  Maikel Scheffers
  Ronald Vink
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
2007   Stéphane Houdet
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Maikel Scheffers
  Ronald Vink
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
2006   Maikel Scheffers
  Ronald Vink
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Jayant Mistry
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2005   Michaël Jeremiasz
  Jayant Mistry
  Martin Legner
  Satoshi Saida
6–1, 6–2
Brescia 2004   Martin Legner
  Satoshi Saida
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Jayant Mistry
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Tremosine 2003   Martin Legner
  Satoshi Saida
  Michaël Jeremiasz
  Jayant Mistry
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2002   Kai Schrameyer
  Stephen Welch
  Martin Legner
  Satoshi Saida
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Amersfoort 2001   Miroslav Brychta
  Martin Legner
  Tadeusz Kruszelnicki
  Jayant Mistry
6–3, 6–2
2000   Ricky Molier
  Stephen Welch
  Robin Ammerlaan
  Eric Stuurman
6–3, 6–1

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WomenEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bemmel 2018   Marjolein Buis
  Aniek van Koot
  Louise Hunt
  Dana Mathewson
6–3, 6–1
2017   Marjolein Buis
  Diede de Groot
  Sabine Ellerbrock
  Aniek van Koot
6–2, 6–4
Mission Viejo 2016   Diede de Groot
  Lucy Shuker
  Yui Kamiji
  Jordanne Whiley
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Invacare Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Mission Viejo 2015   Jiske Griffioen
  Aniek van Koot
  Yui Kamiji
  Jordanne Whiley
7–6(7–1), 6–4
2014   Yui Kamiji
  Jordanne Whiley
  Louise Hunt
  Katharina Krüger
6–2, 6–1
2013   Yui Kamiji
  Jordanne Whiley
  Sabine Ellerbrock
  Kgothatso Montjane
6–4, 6–1
Amsterdam 2012   Jiske Griffioen
  Aniek van Koot
  Sabine Ellerbrock
  Yui Kamiji
6–0, 6–3
2011   Esther Vergeer
  Sharon Walraven
  Jiske Griffioen
  Aniek van Koot
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Camozzi Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bergamo 2010   Aniek van Koot
  Sharon Walraven
  Lucy Shuker
  Jordanne Whiley
7–5, 6–3
2009   Korie Homan
  Esther Vergeer
  Jiske Griffioen
  Aniek van Koot
7–6(7–2), 6–4
2008   Jiske Griffioen
  Esther Vergeer
  Florence Gravellier
  Lucy Shuker
6–3, 6–0
2007   Jiske Griffioen
  Esther Vergeer
  Korie Homan
  Maaike Smit
6–3, 6–3
2006   Jiske Griffioen
  Esther Vergeer
  Korie Homan
  Lucy Shuker
6–3, 6–3
2005   Jiske Griffioen
  Esther Vergeer
  Florence Gravellier
  Maaike Smit
6–1, 6–2
Brescia 2004   Jiske Griffioen
  Korie Homan
  Brigitte Ameryckx
  Sharon Walraven
6–4, 6–2
Tremosine 2003   Maaike Smit
  Esther Vergeer
  Jiske Griffioen
  Sharon Walraven
6–2, 6–2
2002   Maaike Smit
  Esther Vergeer
  Betty Klave
  Djoke van Marum
7–6(7–2), 6–3
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Amersfoort 2001   Maaike Smit
  Esther Vergeer
  Betty Klave
  Djoke van Marum
7–5, 7–5
2000   Daniela di Toro
  Maaike Smit
  Esther Vergeer
  Sonja Peters
6–4, 6–4

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QuadsEdit

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bemmel 2018   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Antony Cotterill
  Andy Lapthorne
6–4, 7–6(6)
2017   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Antony Cotterill
  Andrew Lapthorne
6–4, 6–3
Mission Viejo 2016   Antony Cotterill
  Andrew Lapthorne
  Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Invacare Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Mission Viejo 2015   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Jamie Burdekin
  Andrew Lapthorne
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
2014   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Jamie Burdekin
  Andrew Lapthorne
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
2013   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Greg Hasterok
  Sarah Hunter
6–1, 6–3
Amsterdam 2012   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Antonio Raffaele
  Shraga Weinberg
6–1, 6–4
2011   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Antonio Raffaele
  Dorrie Timmermans-Van Hall
7–5, 6–4
Camozzi Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Bergamo 2010   Andrew Lapthorne
  Peter Norfolk
  Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
4–6, 6–1, 6–3
2009   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Shraga Weinberg
  Dorrie Timmermans-Van Hall
6–1, 6–0
2008   Johan Andersson
  Bas Van Erp
  Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
2007   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Johan Andersson
  Christer Jansson
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
2006   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Monique De Beer
  Dorrie Timmermans-Van Hall
6–2, 6–2
2005   Nick Taylor
  David Wagner
  Giuseppe Polidori
  Antonio Raffaele
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Brescia 2004   Sarah Hunter
  Peter Norfolk
  Giuseppe Polidori
  Antonio Raffaele
6–1, 6–3, default
Tremosine 2003   Sarah Hunter
  Peter Norfolk
  Rick Draney
  David Wagner
6–4, 6–1

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ReferencesEdit

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