Reid clinches Australian Open title

Gordon Reid

Reid is current ranked fifth in the world

Gordon Reid has won his first Grand Slam singles title by beating Joachim Gerard 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 in the wheelchair final at the Australian Open.

The Briton, 24, will hope to add the doubles title when he plays the final alongside his Japanese partner Shingo Kunieda later on Saturday in Melbourne.

Scotland’s Reid was backed by a vocal group of friends and he said he would be “buying them drinks all night”.

He added: “It’s amazing to showcase our sport and I want to thank everyone.”

Reid had earlier knocked out his doubles partner Kunieda, who had won eight out of the nine previous Australian Open titles.

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