Saturday, 22 June 2019 11:21

Gordon in final at Queen's

Written by Marshall Thomas

HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid featurd in the mens wheelchair singles semi-finals at the Fever-Tree Championships today (Saturday) at The Queen’s Club in London.

Gordon beat Stefan Olsson of Sweden, the winner of last year’s exhibition singles event, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

He recovered well yesterday from a stuttering start against Frenchman Gaetan Menguy to ease to the opening set of his quarter-final, and although the former Wimbledon champion may not have been at his best, he dropped just one point in the last three games to wrap up a 6-2, 6-2 victory.

The inaugural Wimbledon wheelchair men’s singles champion in 2016, said: “It’s fantastic. We had an exhibition here last year — the first time we were part of this event — so it was great to turn that into an international tournament this year.

It was about finding my way with the grass today. Because of the weather this week, we’d not had a chance to train on the grass until this morning.

"So I was just getting used to the way the ball was getting through the court and finding the movement is the thing that’s most different for us.

"Once I got that out of the way in the first set, I relaxed more in the second set and started playing some good stuff.” 

Wheelchair tennis at The Fever-Tree Championships continues until tomoeeow, with Gordon and Alfie Hewett pairing up for the doubles semi-finals.