Helensburgh wheelchair tennis ace Gordon Reid was unable to put the icing on the cake for his birthday celebrations after losing a three-set thriller in the inaugural men’s singles French Riveria Open last week.

World number four Reid, who turned 26 on Monday, led the third and deciding set 2-0 against Frenchman Nicolas Peifer before the contest was decided in a final set tie-break, with world number five Peifer coming out with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3) victory on Saturday.

Reid was the top seed in the tournament. He beat Sweden’s Stefan Olsson for the first time in three meetings this season.

Reid’s 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory was followed up by a 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Italy’s Luca Spano in the quarter finals.

There was also tie-break disappointment for Reid in the doubles.

The 26-year-old teamed up with Olsson in the men’s doubles campaign, but the pair were edged out by Dutchman Tom Egberink and Peifer 6-3, 3-6, (10-7) in their semi-final.

The Burgh man also missed out recently on winning the Scottish para sports athlete of the year award at the Team Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh a fortnight ago, with Sammi Kinghorn winning the prize.

Reid has had a strong year in the Wheelchair Doubles this year, reaching all four of the Grand Slams in 2017.

He took the Australian Open doubles title in January and finished runner up at the French Open before going on to defend his Wimbledon doubles title in July.

In the last Grand Slam of the year, Reid and Hewett took the US Open doubles titles, with Gordon just missing out to Hewett in the singles semi-finals.