Friday, 12 July 2019 13:55

Early exit for Gordon

Written by Marshall Thomas

HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid went out of the Wimbledon mens singles in his firat match on Thursday.

World no.7 Gordon, who beat world no.1 Shingo Kunieda of Japan in the Roland Garros mens singles semi-finals last month, slipped to a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Kunieda in their latest meeting.

“It was an entirely different match to the one we played in France and, of course, I was coming off the back of reaching the final at Queen’s last month, so I was enjoying the grass," he said.

"But it was just one of those days. I think he only missed five first serves in the entire match.

"I’m looking forward to getting another chance in the doubles, whivch is very important for my partner Alfie Hewett and I as a team, and obviously we’ve won it for the last three years.”

They will face French top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer as the British duo aim for a fourth successive doubles crown.