Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett win French Open for tenth slam in a row

The Scot and partner Hewett battled through to record their 15th Grand Slam victory.

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett seal tenth grand slam in a row with French Open success LTA

Gordon Reid claimed his tenth grand slam title in a row alongside partner Alfie Hewett as the pair eased aside Shingo Kunieda and Gustavo Fernandez in the French Open men’s wheelchair doubles final.

The top seeds defended their title with a 7-6 (5) 7-6 (5) victory delayed by 24 hours on the clay due to heavy rain in Paris.

The duo have won the doubles championship at Roland Garros for the past three years and clinched the Australian Open title earlier this year after completing a calendar slam in 2021.

They have now won 15 Grand Slams since first teaming up at Wimbledon in 2016 and have not tasted defeat since the same tournament in 2019.

Reid, from Helensburgh, said: “Thanks to Alfie as always, he worked hard for me today.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to our team. They do a lot of work behind the scenes to help us perform well.”

He added: “I think it’s obviously a record that we are really proud of. It just shows our level of consistency. That is difficult to achieve in any sport.

“Whether it’s the 10th or whatever number, you know, we still enjoy it, still appreciate it. Obviously, we are not stopping here. We are going for more.” 

Hewett and Reid faced a tough test against the Argentine and single’s champion Kunieda and were surprisingly broken just three games into the first seat before roaring back to level at 3-3.

A spectacular winner in the tie break sealed the first set, before a second in which neither pairing was able to decisively retain their serve.

However, the defending champions’ experience shone through in the second break, forcing Fernandez into a long forehand that sealed the title after two straight winners.

Hewett, 24, added: “What a battle that was out there today.

“It was probably some of the best wheelchair tennis we could have put on today. Now I’m looking forward to the grass-court season ahead.”

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