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Alfie Hewett wins Wheelchair Tennis Masters title after victory over Gordon Reid

Alfie Hewett has won the Wheelchair Tennis Masters title. Picture: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Alfie Hewett has won the Wheelchair Tennis Masters title. Picture: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

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Alfie Hewett has become the first British singles player to win the Wheelchair Tennis Masters title after overcoming Gordon Reid in the final on Sunday.

Hewett saw off Scotsman, Reid, 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 18 minutes at Loughborough.

The 19-year-old, from Cantley, lost the opening three games but then won eight in a row to take the opening set and give him a commanding lead in the second.

“It was probably one of the best matches I have played,” said Hewett.

“Gordon is a great competitor. I am really proud of this win.”

French Open title holder Hewett, who used to attend Norwich City College, moves up to second in the world rankings as a result of his victory.

As a doubles pairing, Reid and Hewett have won two Wimbledon titles, the US Open and a Paralympic silver medal.

Reid, 26, added: “Alfie has had a brilliant week and played some class tennis.

“I have been part of the journey and watched him from 12 years old to here now, I am proud of what he has done in the sport.”

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