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Scot Gordon Reid loses in Wimbledon wheelchair singles final

Reid was beaten 6-2 7-6 (2) by Belgium’s Joachim Gerard on Sunday.

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Britain’s Gordon Reid came up just short in his bid for a second Wimbledon wheelchair singles title.

The Scot, who won the doubles on Saturday with Alfie Hewett, was beaten 6-2 7-6 (2) by Belgium’s Joachim Gerard, who was also the champion at the Australian Open.

This has nevertheless been a strong tournament for 2016 champion Reid, who defeated top seed Shingo Kunieda and Gustavo Fernandez, and fought back from 4-1 down in the second set against Gerard to force a tie-break.

Reid said: “It’s a tough speech to make. First, congratulations to Jo, to play that level of tennis in this scenario with the whole crowd against you, to play that level in the big moments, is really impressive.

“I thought I played well today and sometimes you have to say you just lost to the better player.

“It’s amazing to be back here on this stage again in front of such an amazing crowd. I played my first Wimbledon in 2008 and I think there were two people there, and one of them was my mum.

“To be here on Court Three is amazing for the sport.”