Alfie Hewett seals place in Wimbledon wheelchair doubles final

Alfie Hewett pictured in action at Wimbledon. Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

Alfie Hewett pictured in action at Wimbledon. Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Norfolk's wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has sealed a place in the men's doubles final at Wimbledon.

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Partnering British number one Gordon Reid the 18-year-old City College Norwich student helped beat Joachim Gerard and Gustavo Fernandez 6-4 6-2 in this afternoon's semi-final.

The result was particularly satisfying for Hewett, having been beaten 6-0 6-4 by Gerard in the singles quarter-final on Thursday.

The British duo looked comfortable for most of the match, backed by an enthusiastic crowd on court 17. They can now look forward to more of that support in tomorrow's final.

They will face top seeds Stephane Houdet & Nicolas Peifer in the final, with the Frenchmen beating Stefan Olsson & Maikel Scheffers 5-7 6-1 6-6 (8-6) in the other semi-final.


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