Alfie Hewett

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Alfie Hewett
Alfie Hewett (35580720080).jpg
Country (sports) Great Britain
ResidenceCantley, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Born (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 22)
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (29 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 3 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2020)
French OpenW (2017, 2020)
WimbledonSF (2017, 2018)
US OpenW (2018, 2019)
Other tournaments
MastersW (2017)
Paralympic GamesSilver medal Paralympics.svg Silver Medal (2016)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 1 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2020)
French OpenW (2020)
WimbledonW (2016, 2017, 2018)
US OpenW (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2017)
Paralympic GamesSilver medal Paralympics.svg Silver Medal (2016)
Last updated on: 9 September 2018.

Alfie Hewett (born 6 December 1997) is a British wheelchair tennis player, from Cantley in Norfolk. He attended Acle High School[1] and went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at City College Norwich.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

Alfie Hewett at the 2017 US Open

In July 2016 Hewett won the 2016 Wimbledon Championships – Wheelchair Men's Doubles, alongside Gordon Reid, winning 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(8–6) against the French pair Stéphane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.[3]

He won a silver medal in the men's singles event at Rio 2016 and silver in the doubles event with partner Gordon Reid, who beat him in the singles final.

In May 2017 Hewett won his first Grand Slam in singles at the French Open, beating Gustavo Fernández of Argentina 0–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–2.

In July 2017, in a repeat of the final a year earlier, Hewett won the 2017 Wimbledon Championships – Wheelchair Men's Doubles, alongside Reid, winning 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 7–6(7–3) against Houdet and Peifer.

Hewett won the 2017 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Loughborough, UK. He ended 2017 ranked No 2 in the world, then a career-high.

On 29 January 2018 Hewett became the world number 1.[4]

In March 2018 Hewett won his first Super Series singles title at the Cajun Classic in Baton Rouge, USA.

On 2 September 2018 he claimed his second Super Series title at the US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships in St. Louis. Later that month Hewett won the singles title at the US Open as well as the doubles title with Gordon Reid.

In September 2019 he successfully defended both his singles and, with Gordon Reid, doubles titles at the US Open.[5]

In 2020 Hewett won the French Open singles title 6–4 4–6 6–3 against Joachim Gérard and partnered Reid to win all three available Grand Slam doubles titles at the Australian Open, US Open and French Open. [6]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A QF QF QF SF 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A W QF SF W 2 / 4 7–2 78%
Wimbledon QF SF SF QF NH 0 / 4 2–4 33%
US Open NH F W W F 2 / 4 10–2 83%
Win–Loss 0–1 6–3 4–3 4–3 6–2 4 / 16 0–0 63%

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A F F SF W 1 / 4 4–3 57%
French Open A A F SF SF W 1 / 4 3–3 50%
Wimbledon SF W W W F NH 3 / 5 7–2 78%
US Open A A W W W W 4 / 4 8–0 100%
Win–Loss 0–1 2–0 6–2 5–2 3–3 6–0 9 / 17 22–8 73%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, Mark. "Norfolk tennis ace Alfie Hewett is making a career of fighting against the odds after Roland Garros victory". Great Yarmouth Mercury. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ George, Martin. "Paralympic star Alfie Hewett among students honoured at City College Norwich further education awards". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ Freezer, David. "Family's joy as Norwich tennis ace Alfie Hewett is crowned Wimbledon champion". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Amazing news that @alfiehewett6 has become the World No.1!". LTA via Twitter. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  5. ^ "US Open 2019: Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne win singles & doubles titles". BBC. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ "French Open 2020: Britain's Alfie Hewett completes double by winning singles title". BBC. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.