Difficult draw for Alfie Hewett in Wimbledon singles quarter-finals

Alfie Hewett in action alongside Joachim Gerard in the men's wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon last ye

Alfie Hewett in action alongside Joachim Gerard in the men's wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon last year. They will face each other in the singles this year. Picture: Adam Davy/PA - Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett faces second seed Joachim Gerard in the quarter-finals of the men's wheelchair singles at Wimbledon tomorrow.

The 18-year-old, from Cantley, near Acle, partnered the Belgian in the doubles at SW19 last year but faces the world number two this time, in the first wheelchair singles held at Wimbledon.

Great Britain's Gordon Reid faces Nicolas Peifer of France, number one seed Stephane Houdet takes on Maikel Scheffers and Gustavo Fernandez meets Stefan Olsson.

The City College Norwich pupil is also set for doubles action, which begins with the semi-finals on Friday. Playing alongside fellow British player Reid he will face Gerard and Argentina's Fernandez.

If the Norfolk teen wins his singles quarter-final he will be back in action in that competition on Friday as well.

Alfie Hewett ready to seize his big chances in first ever wheelchair singles at Wimbledon


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