Hewett beats Reid to make US Open wheelchair singles final

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Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept
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Britain’s Alfie Hewett beat his doubles partner Gordon Reid in a thrilling match to reach the US Open wheelchair singles final on Sunday.

Unseeded Hewett, 19, beat second seed Reid 7-5 5-7 7-6 (10-8) and will face France’s 2013 champion Stephane Houdet.

Both players had match points but it was Hewett who claimed victory after three hours and two minutes.

“I’m a bit speechless right now. It was an amazing match,” said Hewett. “It was absolutely exhausting.”

Hewett and Reid will join forces later on Saturday to contest the men’s doubles final.

Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and American David Wagner play in the wheelchair quad doubles final.

Lapthorne also faces American Bryan Bertens in the quad singles semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.

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