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Alfie Hewett helps GB win World Team Cup silver as French rivals prove too strong in the final

PUBLISHED: 14:50 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 08 May 2017

Alfie Hewett in action for Great Britain's men's team at BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia. Picture: Tennis Foundation

Alfie Hewett in action for Great Britain's men's team at BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia. Picture: Tennis Foundation

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Alfie Hewett completed his medal set at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup when helping Great Britain's men win silver in Sardinia.

Great Britain's men's team, from left, Alfie Hewett, Dermot Bailey and Gordon Reid, with captain Karen Ross, at BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia. Picture: Tennis FoundationGreat Britain's men's team, from left, Alfie Hewett, Dermot Bailey and Gordon Reid, with captain Karen Ross, at BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia. Picture: Tennis Foundation

The 19-year-old former Acle High School pupil helped GB win gold in Turkey in 2015 and bronze in Japan last year, and has added silver, playing alongside Gordon Reid and Dermot Bailey.

He beat Nicolas Peifer 6-3 6-3 in the first singles rubber but Reid was beaten 6-4 6-3 by world number one Stephane Houdet, setting up a doubles decider. That was a rematch of last year’s Paralympic final, with Houdet and Peifer again coming out on top against Hewett and Reid, 6-3 6-0.

Hewett said: “Obviously I’m disappointed we couldn’t get a second World Team Cup title, especially since we came in on the back of beating the French on a hard court for the first time last month. On a positive note I’m pleased to have remained unbeaten in singles all week and hopefully I can take this form forward for the rest of the season.”

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