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Australian Open 2023 results: Alfie Hewett into wheelchair singles and doubles finals in Melbourne


Alfie Hewett
Alfie Hewett lost last year’s Australian Open final to Shingo Kunieda
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 16-29 January
Coverage: Commentary every day from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra ‘Tennis Breakfast’ live from Melbourne, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the BBC Sport website & app

Britain’s Alfie Hewett will contest two Australian Open finals after winning his semi-finals in both the wheelchair singles and doubles.

Hewett, the world number one in singles, defeated Japan’s Takuya Miki 6-1 6-1 to reach his third successive singles final in Melbourne.

He and fellow Briton Gordon Reid then beat Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada, also of Japan, 6-4 6-4 in the doubles.

Hewett and Reid are chasing a fourth successive doubles title in Melbourne.

The second seeds will face Dutch duo Maikel Scheffers and Ruben Spaargaren in the final.

Hewett will take on 16-year-old Tokito Oda of Japan for the singles title as he seeks a maiden crown at Melbourne Park.

The 25-year-old is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion – having won three apiece at the French Open and the US Open – but lost the past two Australian Open finals.

Fellow Briton Lucy Shuker could not follow them into qualifying for a final, as she and American partner Dana Mathewson lost 6-2 6-1 in the women’s wheelchair doubles semi-finals to Dutch top seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot.

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