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Brussels athlete wins at Australian Open

Joachim Gérard
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Joachim Gérard

Joachim Gérard took home his first Grand Slam singles tournament victory at the Australian Open today.

The 32-year-old wheelchair tennis player is the number four player in the world. He defeated the British player Alfie Hewett, the number three, in three sets.

The three-time Belgian Paralympian of the year has four Masters titles (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) and a bronze medal from the Rio Olympic Games.

 

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He advanced to the Open after winning the Melbourne Open earlier this week.

Gérard  is a former world singles number one and the champion of four grand slam double titles, including the 2014 French Open, the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, and two victories in previous Australian Opens.

Helen Lyons
The Brussels Times