HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid produced a sensational comeback in blustery conditions at Roland Garros on Friday to reach his second French Open men’s singles final – and his first Grand Slam singles final since 2016.

Resurgent Reid beat world number one and defending champion Shingo Kunieda of Japan 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2, and will now face the world number two, Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina, in Saturday’s final.

It's the second match in a row that Reid has come from a set down to win after he defeated Belgium's Joachim Gerard in similar fashion in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Although Reid broke the defending champion’s serve at the start of the second set it wasn’t until the tie-break that the world number eight started to show signs of getting on top with a series of clinical points that earned him a 5-0 lead.

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After earning the first hold of the final set to take a 3-1 lead, Reid never looked back, and broke Kunieda to love for 4-1.

A crisp forehand winner set up match point and after two hours and 45 minutes Kunieda sprayed a service return wide to send Reid into his fourth Grand Slam singles final.

Reid said: “I think yesterday [the quarter-final] almost took it out of me more, emotionally. Today I was more focused and a little more calm, so I don’t feel as drained as I did yesterday.

“I’ve played in wind nearly as bad, or worse, but it was difficult today when the clay is going in your eyes half the time.

"It was tough, but I used the wind to my advantage and it became a weapon for me rather than a hindrance.

“I wasn’t taking my opportunities on the bigger points (at the start of the match), but as the match went on I became more clinical with my depth. I got more depth on my ground strokes and my serve and return were more solid and were going into areas he doesn’t like, so it was a combination of all those things.”

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Saturday's match will be Reid's first Grand Slam singles final since he won the 2016 Wimbledon men's title – the year in which he also won the Wimbledon doubles, the French Open doubles and the Australian Open singles, and reached the finals at both Roland Garros and Melbourne Park.

Friday’s other men’s semi-final also featured a British player, but Alfie Hewett was unable to launch the kind of comeback that saw him recover from a set and 2-0 down to beat Fernandez in the 2017 French Open final, and the Argentinian won through 6-1, 6-2.

However, hopes of a double triumph for Reid were dashed when he and Hewett lost 6-2, 7-5 to Fernandez and Kunieda in the semi-finals of the men's doubles.