Rob Shaw & Heath Davidson_2023 Wimbledon Finalists

Photo: Martin Sidorjak

Playing in his second straight Grand Slam quad doubles final at Wimbledon on Saturday, Rob Shaw once again finished as the runner-up at the All England Club alongside his Australian partner Heath Davidson.


The second-seeded pair was defeated 7-6(5), 6-0 by the top-ranked Dutch team of Sam Schroder and Niels Vink. Shaw and Davidson had a great chance to take the opening set of the championship match after building a 5-3 lead in the tiebreak, but their opponents reeled off four straight points with their backs against the wall to take a crucial lead in the contest. They carried that momentum into set two and ultimately crossed the finish line in dominant fashion. Service breaks were the difference in the match with Schroder and Vink managing to win seven return games with 15 break point opportunities compared to four break points converted by Shaw and Davidson in seven chances.

Schroder and Vink also defeated Shaw in last year’s U.S. Open final when he played with David Wagner. The Canadian, who sits at no. 3 on the ITF quad doubles world rankings, has now reached the final at three of the last four majors but is still seeking his first Grand Slam title. He’ll look to capture his Grand Slam title in New York later this summer.