Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 3 – HEWETT AND REID RETAIN TITLE

Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 3 – HEWETT AND REID RETAIN TITLE
Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Players 2017 (Credit: AELTC/Ben Queenborough)

Keep up-to-date with the latest from Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 3, which features the men’s doubles final and Brits Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid v Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.

MATCH UPDATES – SATURDAY, 15 JULY

Ladies Singles

Diede de Goot (NED) beat Sabine Ellerbrock (GER) 6-0, 6-4

World No.3  Diede de Groot crowns a remarkable Wimbledon debut with her first Grand Slam singles title in her ver first Grand Slam singles final.

Men’s Doubles

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett retain their Wimbledon men’s doubles wheelchair tennis title
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett

GSM Hewett and Reid 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(3)

A thrilling end to memorable finals sees Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid beat Houdet and Reid in a final set tie-break for the second straight year as they become TWO-TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONS on their fifth championship point!

5-3 Hewett and Reid

Reid puts in a solid service game and the Brits are now just one game away from being double Wimbledon champions… Hewett will serve for the title.

Brits lead 4-2 and are two games away from another Wimbledon title

Hewett and Reid break the French serve and Hewett serves out for a 4-2 lead. The Brits need two games for their second Wimbledon title.

2-2 Final Set

Houdet and Peifer just missed the chance to go 3-1 and a break up in the decider but Hewett calmly slots away the winner and it’s finely poised in the third and final set.

Hewett and Reid take the second set 7-5!

Reid serves for the second set and a forehand overhead from Hewett brings up two more set points, with the Brits making the most of their opportunity this time to level the mach and force the final set.

5-5 – It’s tense

Houdet and Peifer take their second opportunity to level the second set but not before Hewett misses a set point opportunity that would have forced the decider.

Brits continue to lead narrowly – 5-4

Houdet and Peifer claim back two of the breaks against them and suddenly it’s 5-4, with Reid having served for the second set at 5-3.

Hewett and Reid lead 4-0 second set

The Brits are right on their game as the match resumes after the rainbreak. They take the two points they need for a 2-0 lead and gain the double break for 4-0 as they try to force a deciding set.

Houdet and Peifer edge the opening set 7-6(5)

An entertaining and close first set and the momentum shifts continue into the tie-break as Hewett and Reid come from 5-2 down, But Houdet and Peifer snatch the advantage.

Still all to play for as Hewett and Reid take the opening game of the second set, but then the forecast rain sets in. No play before 1.15pm at least. Stay tuned.

All Even – 4-4

Hewett and Reid reeled off four games in a row for a 4-2 lead, but are pegged back by the top seeds.

Top seeds Houdet and Peifer lead 2-1

After Stephane Houdet and Nicola Peifer broke Gordon Reid’s serve in the first game, Alfie Hewett holds serve to get the Brits on the scorebaord.

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