HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid saw his hopes of Australian Open wheelchair singles glory shattered at the quarter-final stage in Melbourne.

Reid, whose victory in the 2016 event was his first Grand Slam triumph, was edged out in a close three-set tie against Stephane Houdet, with the Frenchman eventually triumphing 7-6 (8), 5-7, 6-2.

Houdet, though, went on to lose his semi-final tie against Gustavo Fernandez, with the Argentinian coming out on top 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

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However, Reid's hopes of returning home from Melbourne with silverware aren't over yet: he teams up with his regular doubles partner, Alfie Hewett, in the semi-finals against Houdet and Australia's Ben Weekes on Thursday.

The other semi-final sees Fernandez team up with Japan's Shinjo Kunieda to take on Belgium's Joachim Gerard and Stefan Olsson of Sweden.

The doubles final will be played on Friday.

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