By Glenys Furness

  • Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid complete the Calendar Grand Slam
  • The Brits didn’t drop a set
  • Hold all four Wheelchair Grand Slam doubles titles in the same year
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NEW YORK, USA – Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid complete a Calendar Grand Slam with the US Open title.

 

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Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid once again joined forces for the final grand slam of the season. In what could be one of Hewett’s last events due to classification changes, the Brits were looking to end the year by holding all four grand slam titles, and complete what is known as the Calendar Grand Slam.

Having already won the Australian Open, The French Open & Wimbledon the Brits were top seeds. In the semi-final the Brits were against Tom Egberink & Casey Ratzlaff. The match was dominated by Hewett & Reid as the Brits were on top form. The top seeds dropped only one game in the match. Hewett & Reid moved into the final 6-1, 6-0.

In the final the Brits were against Gustavo Fernandez & Shingo Kunieda. The Argentine/Japanese pair fought hard at the start of the match, but nothing was stopping Hewett & Reid. The top seeds broke almost at will and soon had the first set in the bag. The second set was more domination by the Brits and they eased through to lift the trophy and complete the calendar grand slam 6-2, 6-1.

 

Wheelchair Round Up

Jordanne Whiley with Yui Kamiji were defeated by Diede de Groot & Aniek van Koot in the final in Flushing Meadows 6-1, 6-2.

Gordon Reid was defeated by Shingo Kunieda in the semi-final in Flushing Meadows 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Alfie Hewett was defeated by Shingo Kunieda in the final in Flushing Meadows 6-1, 6-4.

Jordanne Whiley was defeated by Yui Kamiji in the semi-final in Flushing Meadows 6-1, 6-3.

Andy Lapthorne was defeated by Niels Vink in the semi-final in Flushing Meadows 7-6(5), 6-1.

Andy Lapthorne with David Wagner were defeated by Sam Schroder & Niels Vink in the semi-final in Flushing Meadows 7-5, 6-0.

Wheelchair events next week will be held in Brazil & Spain

 

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