12 January 2019
Reid and Fernandez seal Bendigo Open doubles glory
Gordon Reid opened 2019 in impressive fashion as he added the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open men’s doubles title to his burgeoning collection of silverware.
Second seeds Reid and Argentine Gustavo Fernandez triumphed in Australia after overpowering favourites and Rio 2016 Paralympic champions Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 6-3 6-3 to seal the first Super Series crown of the year.
It was only the second time Reid and Fernandez have competed together in a tournament since reaching the final of the 2015 Australian Open.
However, when the duo met in the singles at the semi-final stage in Bendigo, Fernandez had too much for Reid and progressed to the final 6-3 6-3, where he will face France’s Houdet.
Reid’s doubles victory is the sole trophy with a Briton’s name on it at the championships, with Lucy Shuker losing out in the women’s doubles final on Saturday.
Shuker and Japanese partner Manami Tanaka came up against the fearsome Yui Kamiji and Marjolein Buis, with Tanaka’s compatriot Kamiji and Dutch star Buis showing their pedigree as top seeds and emerging 6-1 6-1 winners.
In the quad doubles, the bragging rights went to the home favourites Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, who beat Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner of the United States in the final.
Meanwhile, Wagner and Alcott will battle it out for quads singles glory on Sunday after respective last-four triumphs over Lapthorne and Japan’s Koji Sugeno.
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