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Classic delight for Norfolk star Alfie Hewett in US

PUBLISHED: 10:47 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 26 March 2018

Alfie Hewett on his way to victory. Picture: Tennis Foundation

Alfie Hewett on his way to victory. Picture: Tennis Foundation

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Norfolk’s world number one Alfie Hewett added a new career landmark to his impressive list of wheelchair tennis achievements when he won the first men’s singles Super Series title of his career at the Cajun Classic in Baton Rouge, USA.

Hewett beat Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-3, 7-6(6).

“He’s (Kunieda) beaten me the last couple of times so I was really up for today, even though I felt tired,” aid 20-year-old Rio Paralympic silver medallist Hewett after claiming his third career win over two-time Paralympic champion and Australian Open champion Kunieda.

“I really wanted to get on court and prove a point. He’s had a really good start to the year and played some his best tennis for a long, long while. I knew it was going to be tough and I came out and played some of my best tennis. I really focussed on process goals and they paid off this week. I haven’t dropped a set and that’s a very big thing for me, so I can go home very, very happy.”

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