Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett bid for 11th straight grand slam title

The pair have not tasted a slam defeat since a loss at the Championships in 2019.

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett bid for 11th straight grand slam title at Wimbledon LTA

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett will chase their 11th straight grand slam title in the wheelchair doubles’ at Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.

The pair faced each other in the quarter-finals of the singles’ tournament just a few days ago, with Hewett claiming victory on his way to a maiden appearance in the showpiece occasion.

However, before embarking on his bid for that title, he will join Scot Reid for a tilt at a 16th doubles slam since the pair first began teaming together in 2016.

They face Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda on Court Three just a month after defeating them in the French Open final.

Reid, from Helensburgh, and Hewett have won 15 Grand Slams since first teaming up at Wimbledon in 2016 and have not tasted defeat since the same tournament in 2019.

The pair eliminated Dutchman Tom Egberink and Belgian Joachim Gerard after a tie break at the semi-final stage.

Hewett and Kunieda will then face off again in Sunday’s singles’ final – six years after partner Reid lifted the inaugural trophy.

The pair had previously pushed for their match to be bumped to a bigger court after facing off on court 14 in their singles’ encounter.

“It’s a dream come true for us, honestly,” Reid said after their doubles’ semi-final win.

“I appreciate that a lot of people here, when they bought tickets for Court One on the second Friday, they weren’t expecting to see a couple of wheelchair matches.

“But we hope you were entertained and hopefully we’ve recruited a few more wheelchair tennis fans today.”

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