HARROW-BORN Marc McCarroll made an emphatic start to his men’s singles campaign at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships as he swept aside Israel’s Genadi Kohanov in Nottingham.
The 28-year-old put in an almost faultless display as he made short work of Kohanov, winning 6-0, 6-1 to set up a tough second round match with Dutch No.6 seed Ronald Vink.
McCarroll said: “I’m really pleased because I’ve been training really hard recently for this competition. This is my first tournament in about a month and it was nice to put all of those little bits I’ve been working on into practice.
“I’ve been working on my aggression and how to attack the ball but also cutting out the errors as there were far too many and on the basis of this match I’ve improved.
“Last time I played Vink the match went to three sets so it’s going to be tough but I have to believe I can win it.”
Organised by the Tennis Foundation, the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships is one of six events to have Super Series status, the highest tier of tournament on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour outside of the Grand Slams.