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 Round Up | Hewett does the double in Spain

By Glenys Furness

  • Alfie Hewett claims both singles and doubles titles in Barcelona
  • Gordon Reid partnered Hewett in the doubles.
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Alfie Hewett took both titles at the end of year Wheelchair event. The Brit won the doubles with Gordon Reid.


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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.

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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