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Gordon Reid makes history as he wins the Australian Open

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Former Stirling student makes history winning his ninth successive Grand Slam Wheelchair Doubles Title.

Gordon Reid made history after winning the Australian Open Championship, winning him a ninth consecutive Grand Slam title.

Reid played alongside fellow Brit Alfie Hewett to beat Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kenieda of Japan. 6-2 4-6 10-7.

In winning, the British duo has surpassed Martina Natilova’s and Pam Shriver’s record of eight consecutive Grand Slam titles between Wimbledon in 1983 and the French Open in 1985.

Reid said: “It’s always nice to hear them but, at the same time, I think we focus on what we’re doing, and we’re just enjoying each one as it comes.

Just trying to improve and push our partnership forward and to try and come back better in the next one.”

Reid and Hewett have won three Australian Open titles, fourteen Grand Slams, and have not lost a Grand Slam since 2019.

“I think that it shows our mental strength as a team and our mental strength as well that we could find a way through our matches this week.” Reid said.

Former British Number one, Tim Henman said: “They have the most incredible partnership and the most incredible friendship you can see what it means to them.”

Feature Image credit: – Associated Press

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