Wimbledon | Hewett and Reid reach seventh successive wheelchair doubles Wimbledon final

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid kept alive hopes of a British title double on Thursday’s second day of wheelchair tennis action at The Championships, Wimbledon as the 17-time Grand Slam champions beat Martin de le Puente and Gustavo Fernandez 7-5 6-3 to book a place in their seventh men’s doubles final at the All England Club.

Hewett and Reid, who will both contest different singles semi-finals on Friday, sped into a 4-0 lead against the same Argentinian-Spanish pairing they beat to win their fourth French Open title in Paris last month, but needed 71 minutes to eventually wrap up the opening set.

Victory under the roof on No.1 Court came after an hour and 56 minutes as a failed Hawk-Eye challenge from De la Puente saw Hewett and Reid extend their unbeaten record against their opponents to seven matches. The top seeds will now play Japan’s Tokito Oda and Takuya Miki on Saturday in their quest for a fifth Wimbledon title since 2016. Hewett, who will play De la Puente tomorrow for a place in this year’s men’s singles final, said:

“It was an amazing court for us to play on and we had good memories from last year, as well. I’m glad we could put in a decent performance today. The quality really picked up towards the end of the second set and for us we stepped up another gear in the second set. We can take a lot of confidence – we did well.”

Reid will face world No.1 Oda in the other men’s singles semi-final. After partnering Hewett to reach their 16th successive Grand Slam final together, the 2016 Wimbledon singles champion, said:

“It will be a new experience for us to play Miki and Oda. It’s the first time as a team that we’re playing against them, so we’ll do our research and take in a good plan for the final. We’ve both got singles matches first, but once they’re done we’ll get together and preview the final.”

Hewett and Reid’s victory came at the end of a day when British interest in the women’s and quad doubles events came to an end for Lucy Shuker, Andy Lapthorne and Greg Slade.

Alfie Hewitt (L) looks on as Gordon Reid (R) plays a forehand during the during the semi-final

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)



1 Comment

  1. Lorna Henty

    What time and what channel wheelchair doubles final


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