Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid made tennis history by winning a ninth consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open.
The British pair defeated Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-2 4-6 (10-7) in the final of the wheelchair men’s doubles at Melbourne Park.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have won the Australia Open men’s wheelchair doubles title
The British duo clinched a third straight Australian Open title and 13th Grand Slam together
Hewett and Reid have not been beaten in doubles at a slam since Wimbleton in 2019, winning back-to-back calendar Grand Slams.
Wednesday’s final was briefly halted by a rain delay but the British pair refused to lose focus where they triumped on a tie-break Down Under.
The British top seeds beat Dutchman Tom Egberink and Australian Ben Weekes 7-5 6-2 to book their spot in the final on Monday, setting up a brilliant finale at Melbourne Park.
Their win in Melbourne is also their eighth successive Slam title together.
Hewett has the chance to make it a double trophy celebration on Thursday when he takes on Kunieda in the singles final.
Reid (left) and Hewett (right) celebrate after beating Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda