Bronze joy for Alfie Hewett as Great Britain beat Australia in Tokyo

Alfie Hewett (second from right) with his Great Britain men's team-mates and captain Karen Ross afte

Alfie Hewett (second from right) with his Great Britain men's team-mates and captain Karen Ross after winning bronze at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup, beating Australia. - Credit: Submitted

Alfie Hewett's memorable week culminated in bronze medal joy for Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Alfie Hewett's memorable week culminated in bronze medal joy for Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

The 18-year-old wheelchair tennis star, ranked 13th in world singles, helped the GB men's team to a 2-0 victory over Australia in the bronze play-off in Tokyo yesterday.

Seeded fifth going into the tournament, the team were given the perfect start by Marc McCarroll who cruised past Keegan Oh Chee 6-1 6-1.

City College Norwich student Hewett then beat Ben Weekes 6-1 6-3 to give Britain the bronze without the final doubles match being played.


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'It's been another good week at World Team Cup, after we won gold last year and I'm chuffed to win bronze,' the former Acle High School pupil said.

'Being the number one player and stepping up was something I was looking to do this week. I came up against Gustavo (Fernandez) and Shingo (Kunieda) and really did well against them.

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'I'm really happy for the team and the people behind us — a lot of hard work and preparation has gone into it from the Tennis Foundation support team and our programme supported by Lottery funding from UK Sport, so it's brilliant to finish with a bronze.'

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