GORDON REID and his doubles partner Alfie Hewett made wheelchair tennis history on Saturday in New York.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil partnered his fellow Brit to a fifth successive US Open title together - a victory which saw them become the first ever wheelchair tennis partnership to complete the calendar Grand Slam in men’s doubles. 

On a glorious day for British tennis, Hewett and Reid took just an hour and 14 minutes to beat Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Japan’s Shingo Kunieda 6-2, 6-1, repeating their win over the same partnership in the 2019 final, which the Brits won in a deciding match tie-break. 

The pair's win on Saturday came hours before fellow British player Emma Raducanu won the women's singles title at Flushing Meadows with a stunning victory over Canada's Layla Fernandez.

Reid and Hewett's US Open triumph was the ideal tonic after they were beaten to Paralympic gold by France's Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in Tokyo - a result that ended the British pair's hopes of winning a 'Golden Slam'.

Reid, who also won the 2015 US Open men’s doubles title before the start of his unprecedented success with Hewett, said:  “It's an amazing feeling. To do it together as a team is something we take a lot of pride in.

"There’s a little bit of regret we couldn't make it the Golden Slam. We were three points away from doing that.

"To come here and finish the year strongly together and go home with all four at the same time, it's a good feeling.”