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Alfie Hewett loses thriller as Shingo Kunieda wins elusive Wimbledon title

Alfie Hewett’s pursuit of a maiden Wimbledon wheelchair singles title ended in heartbreak after Shingo Kunieda fought back to edge an epic final in three sets.The 24-year-old was within touching distance of victory on four occasions but failed to serve out and eventually suffered a 4-6 7-5 7-6 (5) defeat to the Japanese ace who completed the last leg of the Golden Slam.After three hours and 20 minutes in scorching heat, with temperatures hitting 28 degrees, Hewett lost to suffer double disappointment this weekend after he finished runner-up with Gordon Reid in the wheelchair doubles on Saturday.Hewett had never made...
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Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid’s bid for an 11th consecutive wheelchair doubles grand slam title was ended by Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda at Wimbledon.The top-seeded British duo were beaten 6-3 6-1 by the second seeds in the final on Court Three.Hewett and Reid had not lost a slam final together since Wimbledon in 2019.Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid's record breaking Grand Slam run ends at 10 titles in a row after losing out at @Wimbledon #BackTheBrits 🇬🇧 | #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Hnk3SNQF1z— LTA (@the_LTA) July 9, 2022Their reign was brought to a disappointing end when Hewett double-faulted on match point.Hewett faces top...
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Alfie Hewett puts on a show for Court One crowd with superb semi-final comeback

Britain’s Alfie Hewett thrilled a bumper Court One crowd with a sensational comeback from a set and 5-1 down to reach the Wimbledon wheelchair singles final.Hewett had been disappointed that his quarter-final against Scotland’s Gordon Reid had been played out on Court 14 rather than a bigger court.The 24-year-old got his wish against Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and gave the spectators a thrilling spectacle in return.He began the turnaround by winning five games in a row, forcing a tie-break, and eventually took the match 2-6 7-6 (3) 6-4.Hewett has reached his first Wimbledon singles final, where he will meet Japanese top...
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Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid claim 10th successive slam title at French Open

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid won the men’s wheelchair doubles to hand Britain belated success at the French Open.The top seeds defended their title with a 7-6 (5) 7-6 (5) victory over Shingo Kunieda and Gustavo Fernandez for a 10th consecutive grand slam doubles crown.The match was due to take place on Saturday but was postponed due to rain.Hewett, 24, from Norwich, said: “What a battle that was out there today.“It was probably some of the best wheelchair tennis we could have put on today. Now I’m looking forward to the grass-court season ahead.”Scot Reid, 30, added: “Thanks to Alfie...
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