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WIMBLEDON 2017: DEFENDING CHAMPIONS REID AND HEWETT RETAINS MEN’S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES

Defending Champion, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett have retained their Men’s Wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon beating the same opponents, French pair of Nicolas Peifer and Stephane Houdet 2-1 in a rainy clustered match.

The game was stopped for almost two hours because of rains before play was resumed of which the British pair of Reid and Hewett defended the title they won last year beating last year finalists Peifer and Houdet 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 7-6 (7-3).

Reid 25 and Hewett 19 were amazed at the crowd that came to Court Three judging from the fact that the women’s singles final was played at the same time on Centre Court pf which Garbine Muguruza beat Venus Williams to win her first Wimbledon title.

Reid said after the game; “We¬†don’t like to do it the easy way”. “The match was played in a great spirit and look at this crowd- they were amazing.

“I’ve been playing for 12 years and never once did I think we’d fill a stadium like this, especially when the women’s final was on Centre Court at the same time”, he continued.

“The sport has grown massively and the more chance we have to play on these types of courts, the more we can inspire others to play the game- and hopefully be on Centre Court one year”, the 25 year old continued.

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