Alfie Hewett was in the year end Masters event in Spain in both singles and doubles. The singles saw Hewett against Martin De La Puente. The Brit broke early in the first set as the Spaniard struggled to match the Brit. Hewett took the lead and needed only one more set for the final. In the second set, Hewett dominated and eased into the final 6-3, 6-1.
In the final, the Brit was against Argentine Gustavo Fernandez. Hewett found the Argentine too good in the first set, as Fernandez broke and took the lead. However, Hewett dominated the second set as Fernandez struggled with his game and the Brit levelled up the match. The final set saw the Brit break early and the Argentine was unable to break back. Hewett took the singles title 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
In the doubles Hewett again paired up with Gordon Reid. The first round match saw the Brits against Joachim Gerard & Maikel Scheffers. The Belgian/Dutch pair found the Brits too strong as Hewett & Reid dominated from the outset. The Brits eased through into the doubles final 6-2, 6-1.
The final saw the Brits against De La Puente & Fernandez. The Spaniard/Argentine pair broke early in the first set to take the lead. However, Hewett & Reid re-grouped and dominated the second set to draw the match level. The final set was a match tiebreak, which the Brits eased through and lifted the title 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Wheelchair Round Up
Andy Lapthorne was defeated by Niels Vink in the first round 6-2, 6-3.
Hewett will end the year as Wheelchair tennis world number 1 and the season has now come to an end for Hewett and Reid as far as doubles is concerned. Hewett posted on X (formerly Twitter) after winning the doubles
Finishing the year 3 time Wheelchair Doubles Masters Champions
6 titles, 3 grand slams, world team cup gold and a masters wraps up a special doubles calendar. Thanks for all the fun out there on court @GordonReid91 It’s been a pleasure. Hungry for more 2024 pic.twitter.com/ibHOwVEAmz
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