HELENSBURGH'S wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid is on course to retain his US Open doubles title after making the final of the tournament at Flushing Meadows.

Reid and partner Alfie Hewitt saw off French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, taking just one hour and 17 minutes to complete a 6-0, 6-3 win against the top seeds.

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The British duo will face Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez, the world number one in the men's division, and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Shingo Kunieda of Japan, as they look for their third consecutive US Open crown.

Reid and Hewitt are also in men's singles action on Friday, facing Houdet and Kunieda, respectively, in the quarter-finals.

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