GORDON REID added to his third successive US Open doubles triumph by securing his first singles title of the year at the weekend.

The Helensburgh wheelchair tennis hero, who partnered Alfie Hewett to the men’s doubles crown in New York last month, defeated Japan’s Takuya Miki in straight sets in the final of the French Riviera Open.

Reid went into the tournament as the top seed, and more than lived up to his billing by winning the honours without dropping a set.

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The former Hermitage Academy pupil saw off France’s Samuel Chanderis without losing a game in the last 16, before a similarly routine 6-1, 6-2 victory over Daniel Caverzaschi of France in the quarter-finals.

A 6-1 win in the first set of his semi-final against Jef Vandorpe suggested a straightforward passage to the final might be in store, but the Belgian dug deep in the second set, which Reid eventually won 7-6(4).

That set up a final against second seed Miki, but Reid, currently ranked number eight in the world, had too much in his locker for his Japanese opponent as he won the match 6-1, 6-3.

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A much tougher test lies in wait for Reid this week at the Sardinia Open, in a line-up which includes Miki and three more of the world’s top 10 – Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France, and Reid’s doubles partner Alfie Hewett.

But Reid, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday, got off to the best possible start with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Spain’s Francisco Garcia Vena in the first round, and followed that up by beating Switzerland's Herbert Keller, again without dropping a set.

Reid now faces Vandorpe in the quarter-finals, with a last four tie against either Houdet or Caverzaschi awaiting the winner.

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