Wheelchair Masterclass


The Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational debuted today, featuring both reigning world No. 1 players who advanced to the final. Diede De Groot of the Netherlands secured a convincing victory over American Maylee Phelps 6-1 6-0, while Englishman Alfie Hewett defeated his doubles partner Gordon Reid 6-2 6-4.

De Groot is set to face Colombian Angelica Bernal, who upset world No.8 Dana Mathewson, and Hewett will take on 50-time major winner Shingo Kunieda, who triumphed over Argentinian Gustavo Fernandez 6-3 6-1. Hewett and Kunieda’s last competitive encounter was in the final of the 2022 US Open, where Hewett clinched his sixth major singles title. See below for a full schedule of matches.

“It’s a great feeling to be here in Miami. I have only been here two days now.  I love the experience.  There is a real vibe obviously around the grounds.  This is obviously the first time wheelchair tennis has been here, and I feel like we have been really welcomed by the event.” Hewett added after his match.

See below for full schedule of matches.

COURT 5 start 1:00 pm – Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational
Dana Mathewson (USA) vs Maylee Phelps (USA) – 3rd place match
Angelica Bernal (Colombia) vs Diede. de Groot (Netherlands) – FINAL
Gustavo Fernandez (Argentina) vs Gordon Reid (Great Britain) – 3rd place match
Shingo Kunieda (Japan) vs Alfie Hewett (Great Britain) – FINAL