HELENSBURGH wheelchair tennis hero Gordon Reid missed out on a fourth successive Wimbledon doubles title on Saturday.

Reid and his partner Alfie Hewett started their doubles campaign in the best possible fashion by beating the top seeds, France's Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, but victory in the final proved a step too far as they lost 6-4, 6-3 to Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Sweden's Stefan Olsson.

The reigning US Open champions are now looking ahead to returning to the British Open, where they secured their first major doubles title together in 2015.

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Reid said: “We probably gave them too many cheap points in a tight first set and then again in the second set. The second game in that second set lasted about ten minutes and we just weren’t as clinical on the big points as we were yesterday [in the semi-final].”

World No. 3 Hewett, the reigning US Open men’s singles champion and two-time doubles champion with Reid, said: “It wasn’t to be today, but our level has still continued to improve compared to earlier in the year and so that’s a real positive as we kick on to the British Open and then the USA.

"Being back on Court Three today was brilliant, having the numbers we had and the British crowd behind us right the very last point.”

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