HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid has set his sights on a fourth successive Wimbledon doubles triumph after his bid for singles glory faltered at the first hurdle.

Reid was beaten 6-1, 6-1 by world number one and top seed Shingo Kunieda of Japan in the quarter-finals of the wheelchair singles at SW19 on Thursday.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil and his doubles partner Alfie Hewett will take on the French duo of Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in the doubles on Friday.

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Reid, who beat Kunieda in the Roland Garros men’s singles semi-finals last month, said: “It was an entirely different match to the one we played in France and, of course, I was coming off the back of reaching the final at Queen’s last month, so I was enjoying the grass.

"But it was just one of those days. I think he only missed five first serves in the entire match. But I’m looking forward to getting another chance.

"The doubles is very important for us as a team and obviously we’ve won it for the last three years.”

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Hewett’s singles challenge ended in a 6-1, 6-3 loss to world number two Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina.

Reigning US Open champion and world No.3 Hewett, who saved four match points, said: “He played very well and served and returned really well, but there were a lot of deuces and a few small things here and there made the difference.

"It’s tough to take, but both myself and Gordon will pick ourselves up and be ready to bounce off each other and go again.”

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