5 September 2019
Hewett and Reid into US Open final
Defending US Open champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid will get the chance to defend their title after they reached the men’s doubles final thanks to a straight-set win over Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.
The Brits, who are on-pace for a third consecutive crown at Flushing Meadows, wasted no time in beating the French duo 6-0 6-3, taking just 1hr 17m to wrap up victory against the top seeds.
The Rio Paralympic silver medallists will face Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda in the showpiece after they beat Joachim Gerard and Stefan Olsson – Reid and Hewett’s conquerors in July’s Wimbledon final – in straight sets.
And Glasgow native Reid believes that the duo has cast that home disappointment aside, with plenty of hours on the training courts already paying off.
“We’ve put a lot of work in over the last three or four months to improve a few things in our game,” he said.
“It’s great when it all comes together.”
Elsewhere, former champion Andy Lapthorne got his quad singles campaign off to the perfect start, beating home favourite David Wagner 6-1 6-1 in his opening round robin match.
The 28-year-old – who took the title back in 2014 – faces doubles partner and No.1 seed Dylan Alcott in the next round.
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