A Perfect 10:
Wagner Wins 10th Masters Title
Erin Maher | December 4, 2017
American wheelchair tennis legend and world No. 1 quad player David Wagner took home another title on Sunday, winning his 10th NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters singles championship.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, held in Loughborough, Great Britain, featured the top six quad players facing off in the official ITF year-end wheelchair singles championship.
Wagner dropped only four games total during the elimination rounds, defeating Australian and No. 4 seed Heath Davidson, 6-1, 6-0, in the semifinals before toppling No. 2 seed Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain, 6-1, 6-2, in the title match.
Wagner’s victory comes only a week after winning the Uniqlo Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Bemmel, Netherlands, with compatriot Nick Taylor.
“It’s a great honor to win the NEC Masters,” said Wagner. “It is a surreal feeling to think I have won 10 Masters singles and 10 Doubles Masters. ADVERTISEMENT I love that I even had the opportunity to win one, let alone 10.”
Wagner’s win is strong a conclusion for an incredibly successful year on court for the Washington native, who also won the US Open Wheelchair Competition singles and doubles in September.