After a strong start in the second round of the men’s singles event in Tokyo, Ben Weekes has exited in the second round.
Australia’s Ben Weekes has staged a spirited battle against Belgian Jen Vandorpe at the Paralympic tennis event, before exiting in the second round.
Vandorpe, the No.15 seed in Tokyo, achieved a 3-6 6-1 6-0 victory in two hours and 12 minutes.
Following his first-round win over Adam Berdichevsky on Friday, the Australian started strong against the 20-year-old Vandorpe. He secured an immediate break of serve to take a 2-0 lead and went on to secure the set in 45 minutes.
But the big-hitting Vandorpe forced a decider and allowed Weekes just one more game.
The 36-year-old Weekes was contesting his fifth Paralympics – a record in Australian wheelchair tennis.
Weekes’ doubles campaign with Martyn Dunn ended…