USOpen vic­to­ry­for Burgh’s Gor­don

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He­lens­burgh wheel­chair ten­nis ace Gor­don Reid and his part­ner Al­fie Hewett added to their list of his­toric vic­to­ries to­gether at the week­end by win­ning the US Open wheel­chair dou­bles ti­tle.

The duo – who also cel­e­brated aWim­ble­don dou­bles vic­tory in July – won the fi­nal against top seeds Stephane Houdet and Ni­co­las Peifer.

The sec­ond seeds, who beat the same French duo to re­tain theirWim­ble­don ti­tle in July, tri­umphed 7-5 6-4.

Speak­ing af­ter the match, Reid said:“I felt like we played a re­ally com­posed match and we de­served to win to­day.” The pair teamed up hours af­ter un­seeded Hewett beat Reid 7-5 5-7 7-6 (10-8) in a wheel­chair sin­gles semi-fi­nal. Both Hewett, 19, and Scot­tish sec­ond seed Reid, 25, had match points dur­ing the fi­nal set of their sin­gles semi-fi­nal, but it was the English­man who pre­vailed af­ter three hours and two min­utes.

Hewett was un­able to con­tinue his win­ning streak when he faced French vet­eran Stephane Houdet in the men’s sin­gles fi­nal, who sealed the ti­tle with three games in a row to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Suc­cess Gor­don Reid

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