Ten days after being eliminated in the Wimbledon semi-finals, Joachim Gerard won the British Open wheelchair tennis tournament ITF 1 Series on hard surface won $ 32,000, Sunday in Nottingham. The Walloon Brabançon, 11th player in the world, beat the Spaniard in the final Martin de la Puente (ITF 8) 6-0, 6-4. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Gérard, 33, winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2021, thus won the 44th title of his career, the 4th this season after the Can Uner Open and the Kemal Sahin Open in Turkey and the Queen’s tournament in Britain.
On Saturday, Gérard was beaten in the double final. Associated with the British Gordon Reidhe had lost 6-3, 3-6, 10/8 against From the Puente and in French Nicholas Peifer.