Quadfather wins singles title
GB star hoping for a successful 2012
Last Updated: January 28, 2012 1:50pm
Peter Norfolk: The double Paralympic champion collects another trophy
Great Britain's Peter Norfolk defeated world number one David Wagner 4-6 6-4 6-2 to claim his fifth Australian Open quad singles title.
It is 51-year-old Norfolk's sixth grand slam title overall, having also won the Australian title before its status was upgraded in 2004.
"I struggled for a while out there to find my game but I love the pressure of playing in a major final and I knew if I stuck with it, I could find my rhythm," said Norfolk, who is known as the 'Quadfather'.
The double Paralympic champion from Hampshire added: "I hope I can use this as my base for a very successful 2012."
Norfolk has been confined to a wheelchair since a motorbike accident left him quadriplegic at the age of 19.
And he now adds the singles title to the quad doubles crown that he and world No 4 Andy Lapthorne won on Thursday.