GB’s Hewett & Reid to meet in US Open wheelchair final-ZoomTech News

Hewett has gained seven Grand Slam titles whereas Reid has gained two
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 August-10 September
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Britons Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid will meet in a Grand Slam remaining for the primary time within the US Open males’s wheelchair showpiece on Sunday.

Defending champion and second seed Hewett beat Argentinian Gustavo Fernandez 6-0 6-1.

Reid then beat French veteran Stephane Houdet 6-0 6-3 to ebook a spot in his first US Open singles remaining.

Buddies Hewett and Reid have gained 18 doubles majors collectively however misplaced within the semi-finals of this yr’s competitors.

5 instances champions at Flushing Meadows, Hewett and Reid missed the possibility to go for all 4 Grand Slam doubles titles in the identical yr, shedding 7-5 7-6 (10-8) to France’s Houdet and Takashi Sanada of Japan within the semi-final.

The 2 haven’t met in singles at a serious however did face one another within the remaining on the 2016 Paralympic Video games in Rio, with Reid successful 6-2 6-1.

However in relation to the singles occasion, Hewett is the extra adorned of the 2 with seven Grand Slam titles, together with three in New York.

Reid is bidding for his first main singles title since 2016, when he gained the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and is into a primary Grand Slam singles remaining since Wimbledon in 2021.

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