Alfie Hewett seeded for his Australian Open debut

Alfie Hewett is set to make his Australian Open debut. Picture: Tennis Foundation

Alfie Hewett is set to make his Australian Open debut. Picture: Tennis Foundation - Credit: TENNIS FOUNDATION

Alfie Hewett will make his Australian Open debut later this month.

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The 19-year-old, from Cantley, is seeded seventh thanks to his world singles ranking of seven after a brilliant 2016.

The former City College Norwich student won the Wimbledon doubles title with Gordon Reid before the pair won doubles silver at the Rio Paralympics and British number one Reid beat Hewett in the singles final.

The wheelchair tournament is being held in Melbourne between Wednesday, January 25 and Saturday, January 28.

Hewett took to Twitter to confirm he was competing Down Under, using his @AlfieHewett6 account to say: 'Excited to make my @AustralianOpen debut in a few weeks.'

Reid won the title at the start of last year, beating Stephane Houdet 7-6(7) 6-4 in the final, and goes in to the tournament as the world number one.

Last year the Scot partnered Japan's Shingo Kunieda in the doubles, suffering defeat to Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in the final, but will have regular doubles partner Hewett with him this time.


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