Hewett wins wheelchair singles in Paris


Alfie Hewett (left) beat Shingo Kunieda to win his third French Open singles title

Britain’s Alfie Hewett retained his French Open wheelchair singles title with a straight-set win over prime seed Shingo Kunieda.

Hewett, 23, beat the Japanese 6-3 6-4 to say his fifth Grand Slam singles title.

It was his second title at this yr’s match after he and compatriot Gordon Reid efficiently defended their doubles crown on Sunday.

However Britain’s Jordanne Whiley was overwhelmed within the ladies’s doubles ultimate.

She and Japanese accomplice Yui Kamiji misplaced 6-3 6-4 to Dutch prime seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot.

Hewett had stated after his comeback win over Gustavo Fernandez within the semi-finals that it had been one of the best match of his life, and towards Kunieda he was decided to construct on that.

“After enjoying that kind of match towards Gustavo, it could be a disgrace to not go into immediately and attempt to play higher tennis,” he stated.

“I believe the standard dipped out and in of that final one however immediately the standard was the most effective finals I’ve performed.

“I’ve performed 4 or 5 not too long ago and felt very nervous and tense initially. I felt like I got here out of the blocks rather well, and that was an enormous factor I used to be taking a look at.”

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