Wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett was forced to dig deep into his energy levels – and rely on a little help from his friend – as he ensured he will compete for another Wimbledon title on Saturday.

Hewett endured a day of contrasting emotions on court on Friday, losing in the men’s singles semi-finals first up before exacting revenge over his opponent hours later in the men’s doubles.

That player was Gustavo Fernandez with the Argentine world number one coming from a set down to initially deny Hewett the chance to bid for individual success when he won 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

But while facing the same man on the opposite side of the net later in the afternoon may have been tough – especially when Hewett conceded the second set again to go into a decider – the Brit was able to pull through thanks in no small part to his doubles partner Gordon Reid.

“Physically that was a real tough match for myself. I wanted to fight for every ball and with Gordon as a teammate he made it easier for me,” said Hewett, after the two triumphed 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 over Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda in a little over two hours.

“I was gutted after the singles match, I felt like I had a lot of chances in the second set to go on and win.

“I was tired, low on energy and I did have a few doubts going into the match but Gordon is such a great teammate and he showed a lot of energy on the court. Once the adrenalin kicked in I was fine.

“When we conceded the second set, I did start to doubt myself again and question whether I had the energy and whether I would be able to do it.

“But Gordon was really helpful and I’d say in the third set we played some of the best tennis we’ve ever played together. I was really pumped.”

Hewett has had a successful year so far, including winning the French Open singles title after beating Fernandez in the final.

He has also reached the final of the Australian Open doubles, finishing as runner-up with Fernandez before the 19-year-old and Reid were runners up in Paris.

The two to beat them then were Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer with the French number one seeds also their opponents in the Wimbledon final.

“We haven’t got the best record against them but we are unbeaten on the grass,” added Reid.

“I think in the past we’ve tried to overthink things and come up with game plans that are more complex than they need to be.

“If we play to our strengths and have the right attitude towards the match and our own mindsets are right, then we will let the tennis do the talking.”

Jordanne Whiley will also look to make it four Wimbledon women’s doubles titles on the spin on Sunday after she and Yui Kamiji beat Aniek Van Koot and Dana Mathewson 6-4 6-4.

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