Peter Norfolk: 'My victory made a statement'

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Great Britain's Peter Norfolk believes that he's made a "good impression" after winning his opening wheelchair tennis match.

Great Britain's Peter Norfolk believes that he made a "good impression" in his opening wheelchair tennis Paralympic campaign.

The Brit managed to progress into the second round following a 6-0 6-0 win over Japan's Mitsuteru Moroishi in the quad singles yesterday.

"I think my win is a good statement," The Telegraph quotes Norfolk as saying. "I wanted to make a good impression and I think I have. It will turn a few people's heads.

"My wheelchair is modelled exactly to my requirements to suit my disability. Because I am old and slow I need a chair to go as fast as possible."

Norfolk has won three wheelchair tennis Paralympic gold medals consecutively.

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