Saturday, 13 July 2019 17:20

Gordon misses out on doubles title

Written by Marshall Thomas

HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett's quest for a fourth Wimbledon gentlemen’s doubles title ended in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to second seeds Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Stefan Olsson of Sweden today.

However, with them having beaten top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in the semi-finials, the reigning US Open champions are now looking ahead to returning to the British Open, where they secured their first major doubles title together in 2015.

World no.3 Alfie, the reigning US Open men’s singles champion and two-time doubles champion with Gordon, said: “It wasn’t to be today, but our level has still continued to improve compared to earlier in the year and so that’s a real positive as we kick on to the British Open and then the USA.

"Being back on Court Three today was brilliant, having the numbers we had and the British crowd behind us right to the very last point.”

Gordon added: “We probably gave them too many cheap points in a tight first set and then again in the second set.

"The second game in that second set lasted about ten minutes and we just weren’t as clinical on the big points as we were yesterday.”