Norfolk star Hewett in Wimbledon doubles final
Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett is through to the final of the men’s wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon.
Hewett and partner Gordon Reid came through a gruelling semi-final – some compensation for their exit from the singles competition.
The pair beat Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Japan’s Shingo Kunieda 6-4, 3-6 7-6 (7-3). They will now face Joachim Gerard and Stefan Olsson in the final.
Earlier, Hewett suffered defeat to defending champion Olsson in the singles semi-finals. The world number two had beaten Olsson eight times in their 10 previous meetings but lost to him at the Australian Open and was outplayed in a 6-2 6-4 defeat.
Olsson raced into a convincing three-game lead in the second before Hewett mounted a spirited comeback. The 20-year-old looked like he might engineer a comeback when he saved a match point at 5-3 behind and then forced a succession of break points on the Olsson serve, but the Swede eventually clinched victory.
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