While he led Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez 4-2 in the second set, the Rio Paralympic champion was unable to set up what would have been a second all-Brit US Open singles semi-final against Alfie Hewett, and Fernandez ultimately closed out a 6-1, 6-4 win.
However, fortunes were reversed in the doubles semi-finals as Gordon and Alfie extended their unbeaten record against Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda of Japan in Grand Slam semi-finals to five matches.
Having won a gruelling first set 7-5 before rain caused play to be suspended, thry made a quick start to Friday’s deciding match tie-break, opening up a 4-0 lead before finally wrapping up victory 7-5, 4-6, (10-6) after two hours and 33 minutes.
They now play top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer for the US Open title for the second year in a row.
Gordon said: “It feels great to be in the final here again with Alfie. Today was about winning ugly after a long delay from yesterday’s first set.
"We’ll be looking to up the quality in the final against the French pair.”
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