USOpen victoryfor Burgh’s Gordon
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.
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