Alfie Hewett retains US Open wheelchair singles crown
Alfie Hewett Kept the US Open wheelchair singles Summit against Stephane Houdet of All France.
The 21-year-old out of Norwich edged a tight first set on Court 11 following a outside.
He led 4-1 in the second set but had been pegged back from Houdet prior to taking an additional tie-break to finish a 7-6 (11-9) 7-6 (7-5) victory.
Hewett stated:”I was disappointed not to be on a larger courtroom, but I have never dropped on this courtroom so thank you to whomever made that decision.
“Thanks to everyone back home, it’s good to win and to defend the title.”
Another name was claimed by hewett with the Gordon Reid of Scotland in the doubles.
Meanwhile, Eastcote’s Andy Lapthorne won the wheelchair quad singles with a comprehensive victory over Dylan Alcott. Lapthorne, who dropped inside the Wimbledon final of this year to Australian Alcott, won 6-1 6-0 in just 56 minutes to grow his own 2014 US Open triumph.
Lapthorne and Alcott then tied to win the doubles final, 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 10-6 after a match tie-break from American set Bryan Barton and David Wagner.