Kellerman wins Australian Open wildcard
Adam Kellerman overcame fellow Sydneysider Ben Weekes in the Australian Wheelchair Tennis National Championships final in Bendigo to secure an Australian Open 2016 wildcard.
Sydneysiders Adam Kellerman (St Ives, NSW) and Ben Weekes (Strathfield, NSW) went head-to-head at the 2015 Australian Wheelchair Tennis National Championships final in Bendigo on Sunday, battling for a coveted Australian Open 2016 wildcard.
Kellerman defeated Weekes 6-0 6-4 and was thrilled to secure a spot in the first Grand Slam of the year.
“I felt pretty nervous today, I tried to focus on my game and it feels amazing to come out on top today,” he said.
“It’s been really good playing, I played my first (ITF) tournament out here in Bendigo, I think I won the second draw, so to come out here again and win the Australian National Championships is really exciting and I’m really happy to be back.
“It’s always a dream to play in the Australian Open … another opportunity to play against the best in the world and those are the players I’ll be playing all year in my Roll to Rio, working towards winning a medal in the Paralympics.”
Victorian Sarah Calati (Forest Hills, Vic) won the women’s singles event winning all her matches in the round-robin pool.
For more results from the 2015 Australian Wheelchair Tennis National Championships visit tennis.com.au/tournaments.