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Alfie feeling Yankee Doodle Dandy ahead of US open debut

Alfie in semi-final action later Credit: PA Images

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett makes his US Open debut later today.

Alife and doubles partner Gordon Reid play in the men’s doubles semi-final against Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda of Japan.

"“I'm really looking forward to making my US Open Grand Slam debut. It's an event I've always wanted to play at and to now be here is a great feeling – and to be playing my first match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, too, I’m buzzing,”

– Alfie Hewett

Hewett will renew acquaintances Kuneida again tomorrow when he takes him on in the men's singles. .

Norfolk's Alfie Hewett reaches Wimbledon doubles final

Alfie Hewett has the chance to defend his doubles title on Sunday Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett has made it through to the men's doubles final at Wimbledon alongside partner Gordon Reid.

Alfie missed out on a place in the singles final this afternoon, after he was beat by World Number One Gustavo Fernandez.

But the 19-year-old bounced back from that defeat, winning two sets to one alongside partner Gordon Reid.

The British pair have chance to become Wimbledon champions for the second time when they play in the final tomorrow.

No Wimbledon singles final for Norfolk's Alfie Hewett

Alfie Hewett put in a superb performance, but it wasn't enough. Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett has missed out on a place in the singles final at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old from Cantley took the first set 6-4 against world number one Gustavo Fernández in the semi-final, but lost the next two (7-6, 6-3).

Hewett will now turn his attention towards defending his doubles title when he and partner Gordon Reid face Fernández and Shingo Kunieda later this afternoon.

Alfie Hewett seals Wimbledon semi-final place

Alfie Hewett in action at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Norfolk tennis player Alfie Hewett has booked his place in the semi-finals of the wheelchair singles at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old from Cantley came from one set down to beat French number five seed Nicolas Peifer 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

He will now face either Gustavo Fernández or Stéphane Houdet in the last four on Friday.


Alex Ward to face Kyle Edmund in all-British clash

Alex Ward (left) and Kyle Edmund (right) will go head-to-head next week. Credit: PA

Qualifier Alex Ward will play British number two Kyle Edmund in the first round of Wimbledon next week.

The world number 855 pulled off a bit upset by beating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili in the final round of qualifying yesterday.

Ward will earn a guaranteed £35,000 just for making it to the tournament, and that figure could rise further if he manages to progress further.

World number 855 Alex Ward books Wimbledon spot

Alex Ward will play in the first round of Wimbledon Credit: PA

Northampton tennis player Alex Ward has booked his place at Wimbledon thanks to a stunning win in the final round of qualifying.

The world number 855 defied the odds to beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili at Roehampton who was ranked 679 places higher.

It means the 27-year-old will now join the likes of Andy Murray and Novak Djoakevic in the main draw which takes place on Friday.

I played Wimbledon last year but since then I had six months off with a problem with the tendons in my wrist. It was pretty serious but in the end I had an injection and calmed it down.

I came back at the end of January, but since then I've been on a six or seven-match losing streak!

But I came here and just got better and better, and something has just clicked. It's come together for the best tournament

– Alex Ward

Alfie Hewett wants more titles after French Open win

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett says he's targeting more titles after winning his first Grand Slam at the French Open over the weekend.

The 19-year-old from Cantley near Great Yarmouth became the first British winner of the tournament when he beat defending champion Gustavo Fernández in the final at Roland-Garros.

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