Ranking boost for Field ahead of Salzburg Open

Adam Field
Adam Field

Adam Field will head to next week’s Salzburg Open in Austria boosted by a rise of three places in this week’s wheelchair tennis world rankings after solid performances at the Swiss Open and the British Open over the last two weeks.

The Eastbourne athlete added the latest trophy to his collection after winning the quad consolation singles at the Swiss Open.

After an early 6-3, 6-2 loss to Sweden’s Marcus Jonsson, Field went on to beat French players Patrick Sappino and Sebastien Jance for the loss of just five games in total to win his second consolation event in a row, having won the corresponding event at the French Open at the end of June.

Field subsequently reached the quarter-finals of last week’s British Open in Nottingham, one of the top six tournaments in the world outside of the Grand Slams, where he gained his latest win over a world top 10 ranked player.

The East Sussex player opened his British Open challenge against world No. 8 Anders Hard of Sweden and after being edged out of the first set, Field led Hard 5-1 in the second set when the Swedish player was forced to retire.

Field’s progress was halted in the last eight by Israeli second seed Noam Gershony, who went on to win the British Open title to move himself up to No. 2 in this week’s world rankings.

“Obviously it’s not the way you want to win, but I’d played well to put myself in that position and it would have been interesting to have played the third set,” said Field, who has moved up to No. 19 in this week’s rankings.

“It’s been a bit of a roller coaster the last few weeks.

“I was disappointed to lose to Marcus in the first round in Switzerland, but picked myself up to win my second consolation event in a row. After reaching the quarters at the British Open for the second year in a row, I’m aiming for a big performance in Salzburg,” added Field, who is spending this week back training at David Lloyd in Eastbourne before heading to Austria.

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