Alfie Hewett at the 2023 US Open
Alfie Hewett at the 2023 US Open | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for the LTA)

Tennis | Wheelchair Tennis | Hewett wins fifth title in Rotterdam

By Glenys Furness

  • Alfie Hewett claimed fifth Rotterdam title
  • Brit didn’t drop a set en route
  • Hewett was top seed
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Alfie Hewett entered the event in Rotterdam and was the top seed. Hewett was looking to claim fifth consecutive title at the event.


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Alfie Hewett entered the event in Rotterdam and was the top seed. As a result, the Brit received a bye in the first round. In the quarter-final Hewett was against Ruben Spaargaren. The Dutchman was no match for the top seed as Hewett dominated from the start. The Brit only dropped one game per set and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

The semi-final saw Hewett against third seed and his compatriot Gordon Reid. Hewett dominated the first set to take the lead. Reid fought back in the second set and stayed with his doubles partner. Eventually Hewett broke serve and secured the match in straight sets 6-0, 6-4.

In the final Hewett was against fourth seed Joachim Gerard. The Belgian was dominated by the Brit in the first set and couldn’t get onto the top seed game. The second set was slightly closer as Gerard managed to hold serve more. Hewett secured the vital break of serve and lifted the trophy in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

Hewett has now won five consecutive titles here in Rotterdam.

Wheelchair Round Up

Andrew Penney with Casey Ratzlaff were defeated by Frederic Cattaneo & Stephane Houdet in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-2.

Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid were defeated by Tom Egberink & Maikel Scheffers in the semi-final 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Lucy Shuker was defeated by Diede De Groot in the semi-final 6-2, 6-0.

Lucy Shuker with Pauline Deroulede were defeated by Lizzy De Greef & Aniek Van Koot in the semi-final 6-2, 6-0.


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