Quadfather wins singles title

GB star hoping for a successful 2012

Last Updated: 28/01/12 1:50pm

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Peter Norfolk: The double Paralympic champion collects another trophy

Peter Norfolk: The double Paralympic champion collects another trophy

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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.

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