British winner guaranteed at US Open on Sunday-ZoomTech News


Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are five-time doubles champions on the US Open
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 August-10 September
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A British champion is assured on the US Open when Alfie Hewett meets Gordon Reid within the males’s wheelchair last.

Doubles companions Hewett and Reid, who’ve received 18 main titles collectively, will contest a Grand Slam last towards one another for the primary time on Sunday.

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Hewett is bidding for his fourth US Open triumph, whereas Reid is in search of his third Slam and first since 2016.

“It is actually good for British tennis,” Hewett advised BBC Radio 5 Dwell.

“Once we go on the market, it can simply be two singles gamers who need to deliver house a Grand Slam title.”

Whereas they haven’t beforehand met in a singles last at a significant, they did face one another within the last on the 2016 Paralympic Video games in Rio.

On that event, Reid triumphed 6-2 6-1 to win gold.

“We all know one another’s video games very effectively – we’re very open with our doubles partnership – so there are not any secrets and techniques there,” Hewett added.

“However I believe that is what makes our matches so entertaining.

“It is like a sport of chess. It’s a must to assume forward, tactically play the match effectively, and you must execute on the identical time. There are a number of similarities as effectively so it must be a superb show of wheelchair tennis.”

On Saturday, Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and South African team-mate Donald Ramphadi had been crushed within the wheelchair quad doubles last by Sam Schroder and Niels Vink.

Dutch prime seeds Schroder and Vink prevailed 6-1 6-2 on Louis Armstrong Stadium, denying two-time singles champion Lapthorne, 32, a fifth doubles title in New York.

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