South Africa’s Lucas Sithole has his eyes on a Paralympic medal after winning his quarter-final against Brazilian Ymanitu Silva at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Saturday.
The world number three quad ace booked his ticket to the Paralympic semi-finals in an hour and 21 minutes, after winning both sets 7 to 5 and 6 to 3.
Sithole will now play Australian top seed Dylan Alcott for a spot in the Paralympic wheelchair tennis quad singles final.
South Africa’s leading women’s player, Kgothatso Montjane, claimed a dominant victory over Japane’s Miho Nijo in just 57 minutes. The eighth-seeded player won her sets 6 to 2 and 6 to 1.