Ryan Henry medals at US Open

Successful trip to Texas at the US Open for Ryan Henry. Ryan reached the final of Class 8 singles scoring wins against Mexican, American and Brazilian opponents, eventually losing out to fellow Brit and former world champion Ross Wilson in the final.

Ryan continues full time training at British Para TT base in English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Read report from British Para TT website below where Ryan was interviewed after his matches.

Max Flint and Ryan Henry lost 3-2 to Watson and Leibovitz but went through to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win against Kevin Rivera Rios and Edwin Rojas from Puerto Rica. They beat Marco Makkar and Jerry Vasquez from USA 3-0 before losing to Wilson and Thakker in the semi-final.

“I feel I played a lot better than my last few competitions and overall, I’m pleased with how I played in all my matches,” said Henry, who took silver in the men’s class 8 singles yesterday, losing to Wilson in the final. “I’m happy to have made the final in the singles and to get to play Ross – it was great experience as he is one of the best in the world and it’s always good to be able to compete against better players. I’m happy with how I performed in the final – Ross just had too much quality, but I have plenty to take back home to work on in training.

“In the doubles Max and I worked well together. We were unfortunate to lose our first game to the top-seeded Americans in five sets, but we bounced back with two good performances to make the semi-finals. There were definitely some things to take back and work on in the future, but Ross and Shae played very well and didn’t let us off the hook with any mistakes or weak play.”