French Open: Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid win fifth men’s wheelchair doubles title at Roland Garros-ZoomTech News

French Open: Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid win fifth men’s wheelchair doubles title at Roland Garros-ZoomTech News


Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have received the lads’s wheelchair doubles remaining on the French Open for a fifth successive yr.

The highest seeds gained a formidable 6-1 6-4 victory over second-seeded Japanese duo Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda on court docket 14 at Roland Garros.

Hewett, 26, and Reid, 32, needed to struggle again from a set right down to win 3-6 6-2 10-8 towards Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Frenchman Stephane Houdet of their semi-final.

However the Brits took early management within the remaining with a break of serve within the opening sport, adopted by additional breaks within the fifth and seventh video games to win the primary set in solely 26 minutes.

They broke once more within the sixth sport of the second set, just for Miki and Oda to instantly break again, however gained the decisive break three video games later.

Englishman Hewett and Scot Reid additionally received this occasion collectively in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, and this newest success meant they’ve received 20 Grand Slam doubles titles – 5 every on the US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and French Open.

The Brits shall be again in Paris in just a few months after they staff up within the Paralympics in September.

“It was a very pleasant match and hopefully in just a few months we are able to produce related tennis,” stated Hewett. “We have had numerous battles and so they beat us final time, and I am certain we may have many extra finals sooner or later.”

Elsewhere on Saturday, there was disappointment for Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and Man Sasson of Israel within the males’s quad wheelchair doubles remaining.

They misplaced 7-6 (11-9) 6-1 towards the top-seeded Dutch pairing of Sam Schroder and Niels Vink.


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