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Alfie Hewett reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open males’s wheelchair singles by beating Gordon Reid earlier than the British pair made a successful begin to the defence of their doubles title.
World primary Hewett, 25, beat 31-year-old Reid 6-2 6-4 to arrange a semi-final with Takuya Miki of Japan.
Hewett and Reid later defeated Miki and Belgium’s Joachim Gerard 6-0 6-3 within the males’s doubles quarter-finals.
The duo are chasing a fourth successive wheelchair doubles title in Melbourne.
Hewett is a two-time finalist and is looking for his first Australian Open singles title, having received each the French Open and the US Open 3 times.