US Open: Alfie Hewett reaches sixth successive Flushing Meadows singles final

Alfie Hewett.
Alfie Hewett has faced Shingo Kunieda in six Grand Slam finals, winning two and losing four
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 29 August-11 September
Coverage: Daily radio commentaries across BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the website and app

Britain’s Alfie Hewett reached his sixth successive US Open men’s wheelchair singles final with victory over France’s Nicolas Peifer.

Second seed and two-time champion Hewett, who won the title in New York in 2018 and 2019, beat Peifer 6-3 6-1.

He also booked a sixth straight doubles final after he and Gordon Reid beat Alexander Cataldo and Tokito Oda.

Hewett faces top seed Shingo Kunieda in the singles final after the Japanese beat compatriot Takuya Miki 6-1 6-2.

Kunieda, a 28-time Grand Slam singles champion, beat Hewett in July’s Wimbledon final and in the past two US Open finals.

Top seeds Hewett and Reid, five-time champions at Flushing Meadows, beat Cataldo and Oda 6-3 6-3 to book a place in the final against Peifer and Spain’s Martin de la Puente.

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