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Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid to Meet in French Open Quarter-Finals
In an exciting turn of events at the French Open, British wheelchair tennis players Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are set to face each other in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles event.
Doubles Partners Turned Rivals
Hewett, who is ranked world number one and has won three Grand Slam titles, faced off against Tom Egberink from the Netherlands on Tuesday. After a dominant first set, Hewett found himself trailing 5-2 in the second due to two breaks by his opponent. However, he made an impressive comeback by winning five consecutive games to take home victory.
Meanwhile, his doubles partner turned rival Reid had a comfortable win over Maikel Scheffers from Holland with a scoreline of 6-1 6-1. The two-time runner-up at Roland Garros took just 33 minutes for securing a victory during which he claimed the opening set before wrapping up the second quickly.
American Dana Mathewson Beats Lucy Shuker
In another match featuring Britons earlier that day, it was not good news when Lucy Shuker lost her game against American Dana Mathewson with scores of 6-2 6-2. Although Shuker started brightly establishing an early lead, Mathewson won six games in a row to clinch the first set. Though Shuker tried to trade back, Mathewson proved too strong for her during this encounter.
The Road Ahead
With Hewett and Reid now headed towards each other, fans are eagerly waiting to see who will come out on top at Roland Garros. In what is sure to be an exciting game, both players will need to put their best foot forward if they hope to advance further in the tournament.