Brits bow out in Roland Garros semis

Brits bow out in Roland Garros semis
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett’s respective men’s singles and doubles campaigns came to an end in Friday’s semi-finals at Roland Garros 2018.

World No.5 Reid began the second day of play in Paris bidding to reach the men’s singles final for the second time in three years, but the 2016 runner-up was unable to find his best form against six-time champion Shingo Kunieda and Japan’s world No. 3 put in a clinical performance to advance to Saturday’s final 6-2, 6-0.

With Hewett and Reid attempting to reach their second successive Roland Garros doubles final later in the day, the second seeds were unable to capitalise on a 3-1 first set lead against Frederic Cattaneo of France and Stefan Olsson of Sweden.

Despite coming back from 5-2 down in the second set Hewett and Reid were again unable to win the big points as the match neared its conclusion and Cattaneo and Olsson moved into the final 6-4, 6-4.

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