Wheelchair Tennis: Alfie Hewett Beats Gordon Reid in French Open
In a thrilling all-British men’s wheelchair singles quarter-final, Alfie Hewett emerged victorious against his compatriot, Gordon Reid. The world number one had an easy time winning the match 6-1 6-0 and progressed to the semi-finals of the French Open.
The duo then teamed up for their doubles match, where they faced Frederic Cattaneo and Casey Ratzlaff. Top seeds Hewett and Reid won comfortably with a scoreline of 6-2 7-5. This victory was significant as it marked their fourth consecutive title at Roland Garros.
Reid managed to hold serve in the first game before succumbing to his friend’s dominance on court. He tried hard but could not stop Hewett from clinching twelve games in a row after that.
Hewett will now face Gustavo Fernandez in the semi-finals after he beat Japan’s Takuya Miki convincingly with a score of 6-0 6-4. A three-time singles champion at Roland Garros, Hewitt is looking forward to adding another title under his belt this year.
Doubles Match: Hewitt-Reid vs Cattaneo-Ratzlaff
Hewitt and Reid put pressure on Cattaneo and Ratzlaff’s service games right from the start by breaking four times while holding twice themselves during the opening set. The second set saw both teams trading breaks until seven-time Grand Slam champions took control by breaking for a lead of 6-5 which allowed them to serve out their win within one hour thirty minutes.
Incredible performance by both players who worked together brilliantly throughout this tournament so far! They will now face either Dutch duo Maikel Scheffers and Ruben Spaargaren or Belgium’s Joachim Gerard and Tokito Oda of Japan in the semi-finals.
In other news, Britain’s Andy Lapthorne lost to former doubles partner David Wagner in the quarter-finals of the men’s quad wheelchair singles. Stay tuned for more updates on this thrilling tournament!
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