HELENSBURGH hero Gordon Reid will aim to win the 17th Grand Slam wheelchair doubles title of his career later today - for what would be a remarkable eighth Grand Slam crown in a row.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil bounced back from defeat in the singles at the US Open on Friday to race through to the doubles final alongside fellow Brit Alfie Hewett.

Less than a week since he defeated Hewett to win bronze at the Paralympics in Tokyo, 29-year-old Reid teamed up with his countryman once again to race through to the doubles final at Flushing Meadows with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Dutchman Tom Egberink and the host nation's Casey Ratzlaff.

Reid and Hewett - who had to settle for doubles silver in Japan after being beaten to gold by the French pair of Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer for the second successive Paralympics - will now face Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda in the doubles final on Saturday, after the Argentina/Japan duo beat Houdet and Peifer 6-4, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

Reid's hopes of adding another title to his list of singles honours were dashed when he lost to Kunieda in the last four, going down 6-4, 4-6, 2-6.

Hewett and Reid's run of Grand Slam triumphs stretches all the way back to the US Open in 2019, when they beat the same opponents they will face in Saturday's final.

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