Johannesburg - South African wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole has spent the last
month preparing for the upcoming French Open Super Series, which takes
place in Paris from June 24-29.
The tournament is one of six top
wheelchair tennis events on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis tour, and has
attracted eight of the world's top 10 quad players in the draw of 24.
a triple amputee from Newcastle, Kwazulu-Natal, who was ranked second
in the world in his category, said he was still hoping to become the
top-ranked player in the world.
"I am working hard to get closer
to my dream of becoming world number one. I am going to give it my all
and look forward to the tournament," he said.
to world number-two in September 2013, after his historic win over
America's David Wagner at the US Open, becoming the first African to win
a wheelchair grand slam.
At the recent Japan Open, Sithole again
defeated Wagner - the world number one and defending champion - to
lift his second Super Series trophy in 2014 and third in his career.
their rivalry growing, and a ranking difference of only 798 points,
Wagner and Sithole had all to play for at the BNP Paribas Open de