In 2023, Alfie Hewett secured his maiden Australian Open men's wheelchair singles title by defeating Tokito Oda from Japan in the final, marking a significant achievement for the British player.
The 26-year-old commenced his title defense in the following year with a strong performance against Takashi Sanada, emerging victorious with a scoreline of 6-1, 7-5. Hewett's exceptional skills and determination on the court have positioned him as a formidable contender in the wheelchair singles category.
Meanwhile, British fourth seed Gordon Reid also exhibited his prowess with a convincing win over Maikel Scheffers from the Netherlands, prevailing with a score of 6-1, 6-2.
The duo of Hewett and Reid, who have established themselves as a dominant force in the doubles category with four consecutive titles, embarked on their quest for another triumph in the tournament.
As the Australian Open unfolds, the British wheelchair tennis players continue to showcase their talent and competitive spirit on the international stage.