US Open: Alfie Hewett beaten by Shingo Kunieda in wheelchair singles final



Alfie Hewett and Shingo Kunieda
Alfie Hewett (left) was beaten in 71 minutes by top seed Shingo Kunieda
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September
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Britain’s Alfie Hewett missed out on another US Open trophy when he was beaten by Japanese top seed Shingo Kunieda in the men’s wheelchair singles final.

He had been appearing in a sixth consecutive singles final at Flushing Meadows and was chasing a third title.

Meanwhile, there were ‘Golden Slams’ for Dylan Alcott and Diede de Groot.

Top seed Alcott of Australia beat Dutchman Niels Vink 7-5 6-2 in the quad singles wheelchair final to become the first man to win all four Grand Slams and Paralympic gold in the same year.

He later celebrated in the stands on Arthur Ashe Stadium while watching the men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev by filling his trophy with beer and downing it in one.

The Netherlands’ De Groot completed her Golden Slam with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Japan’s Yui Kamiji in the women’s wheelchair final.



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