Norfolk star Alfie Hewett and playing partner Gordon Reid won their fifth successive Australian Open men’s wheelchair doubles title.

The pair had to come through two matches in a day after Thursday’s rain in Melbourne caused their semi-finals to be postponed, with Hewett and Reid defeating Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada 6-3, 6-3 in the second successive Australian Open semi-final between the two pairings.

The men’s doubles title decider saw the record-breaking partnership of Hewett and Reid contest their 17th final in 18 Grand Slams as they took on Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda, the same Japanese partnership they beat in three sets  in front of 10,000 fans in the 2023 Wimbledon final.

But this time Hewett and Reid completed victory in straight sets, wrapping up their 19th Grand Slam title together 6-3, 6-2.

Hewett, who will now play Oda in Saturday’s men’s singles final, said: “Some of the points in that match really displayed the best of wheelchair tennis. The best bit about it is you feel the love and the excitement from the crowd as well. Like, you can tell they're getting into the match."