US Open: Alfie Hewett crushed by Shingo Kunieda in wheelchair singles last

Alfie Hewett and Shingo Kunieda
Alfie Hewett (left) was crushed in 71 minutes by high seed Shingo Kunieda
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September
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Britain’s Alfie Hewett missed out on one other US Open trophy when he was crushed by Japanese high seed Shingo Kunieda within the males’s wheelchair singles last.

He had been showing in a sixth consecutive singles last at Flushing Meadows and was chasing a 3rd title.

In the meantime, there have been ‘Golden Slams’ for Dylan Alcott and Diede de Groot.

Prime seed Alcott of Australia beat Dutchman Niels Vink 7-5 6-2 within the quad singles wheelchair last to develop into the primary man to win all 4 Grand Slams and Paralympic gold in the identical 12 months.

He later celebrated within the stands on Arthur Ashe Stadium whereas watching the lads’s singles last between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev by filling his trophy with beer and downing it in a single.

Dylan Alcott
Alcott has gained 15 Grand Slam quad singles titles

“That was Gordon Reid’s thought,” Alcott mentioned.

“I noticed I received a smile from Novak and Medvedev, which was good.

“I would not need to be a beer in New York tonight, as a result of you are going to get destroyed. That is for certain.”

The Netherlands’ De Groot accomplished her Golden Slam with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Japan’s Yui Kamiji within the ladies’s wheelchair last.

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