Wimbledon 2016 Sees Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett Become First Brits To Win Men's Wheelchair Tennis

'What sportsmen they are, inspiration to us all.'

09/07/2016 15:40 | Updated 09 July 2016

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett have become the first Brits to win the men’s wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon.

The pair beat the top seeds, France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 4-6 6-1 7-6 (8-6), the BBC reported.

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Reid will also play in the inaugural men’s wheelchair singles final on Sunday.

Wheelchair doubles has been played at the tournament in SW19 for a decade but it was only this year that a singles competition was introduced.

A number of sportspeople tweeted their admiration for the winners...


Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon also tweeted her congratulations:

Many others on Twitter also celebrated the win and described the pair as inspirational...

Tennis fans will be hoping for another British victory on Sunday as Andy Murray faces Canadian Milos Raonic in the men’s singles final on Centre Court.

Murray beat the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych on Friday, while Raonic saw off Switzerland’s Roger Federer in a tense match.

On Saturday the women’s finals also saw Serena Williams beat Angelique Kerber to gain a seventh women’s singles win.

The US star beat her German opponent 7-5, 6-3.

Wimbledon Men's Wheelchair Doubles Final
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