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Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett retain Wimbledon wheelchair doubles title

• British pair beat Stéphane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (3)
• Large crowd watched Hewett and Reid seal comeback victory on Court No3

It took Wimbledon a long time to embrace wheelchair tennis but on a packed Court No3, and despite intermittent drizzle, the fans were treated to a stunning final. And for the second successive year, Great Britain’s Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett beat the French pairing of Stéphane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer to complete a successful defence of their doubles title.

Just as it did 12 months ago, the match went the distance and their 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (3) win over the No1 seeds, which took two hours 55 minutes to complete, was the perfect response after each player missed out on singles glory and made them the first pair to win the title two years on the bounce.

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