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Hewett and Reid claim 10th consecutive Grand Slam title at French Open


Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid won the men's wheelchair doubles to hand Britain belated success at the French Open.

The top seeds defended their title with a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) victory over Shingo Kunieda and Gustavo Fernandez for a 10th consecutive Grand Slam doubles crown.

The match was due to take place on Saturday but was postponed due to rain.

Hewett, 24, from Norwich, said: "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."

Now having won a total of 15 Grand Slam titles together with Reid since the first of their four titles at Wimbledon in 2016, Hewett added: "I think this is probably one of the best victories that we have had together. Gordy was saying earlier, it's probably like 50, 60 per cent out there today, and we're still able to take home the title.

"It's a great feeling to come off the back of not playing with this guy for four months and to return with the level we brought to the court today is, I think, seriously impressive and a real showcase of how good our sport can be, as well.

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