Andy Lapthorne has made an impressive start to his quad singles campaign at the US Open ©Wheelchair Tennis (LTA)/Twitter

Britain’s Andy Lapthorne won his opening quad singles round-robin match at the US Open wheelchair tennis event by taking a straight-sets victory over home player David Wagner in New York.

The 28-year-old, whose only grand slam singles title came after beating Wagner in the 2014 US Open final, triumphed 6-1, 6-1 at Flushing Meadows.

"It’s good and always nice to get off to a good start," Lapthorne said.

"Playing the world number two, and somebody I’ve played so many times, probably this was the most convincing win I’ve ever had over him. 

"To start like that is a great confidence booster and something I’m really pleased with.

"This is the only grand slam where I’ve won a singles title although I’ve won lots of Grand Slam doubles titles (eight). 

"I was quite young when I won it here, so New York has a big place in my heart."

Australia's Dylan Alcott, who will claim the first calendar grand slam in quad tennis history if he wins the US Open title, beat Bryan Barten of the United States 6-2, 6-0 in the other quad singles match today.

Australia's Dylan Alcott is in the hunt to win the first calendar Grand Slam in quad tennis history ©Getty Images
Australia's Dylan Alcott is in the hunt to win the first calendar Grand Slam in quad tennis history ©Getty Images

Tomorrow, Lapthorne plays Alcott and Wagner faces Barten.

The men's and women's doubles semi-finals were also played today at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

In the men's event, Argentina's Gustavo Fernández and Japan's Shingo Kunieda upset second seeds Joachim Gérard of Belgium and Stefan Olsson of Sweden 6-2, 5-7, 10-3.

They will go onto meet Britain's Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, who registered a surprise 6-0, 6-3 victory over top-seeded Frenchmen Stéphane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.

The penultimate round of the women's event saw Dutch top seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot and the pairing of Germany's Sabine Ellerbrook and South Africa's Kgothatso Montjane advance.

De Groot, playing at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time, and Van Koot overcame Italy's Giulia Capocci and Japan's Yui Kamiji 6-2, 7-5.

A calendar doubles Grand Slam will be theirs if they can find their way past Ellerbrook and Montjane, who beat second seeds Marjolein Buis of The Netherlands and Dana Mathewson of the US 6-1, 4-6, 10-6.

The men's and women's singles events are due to begin tomorrow.