🇬🇧 Gordon Reid is targeting a first singles title at the LTA’s British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham this week.
Scotland’s Reid is one of Britain’s most successful wheelchair tennis players, having won two Grand Slam singles titles. However, he has never won the singles titles here before, and with action now underway in Nottingham that is one of his main goals for the week.
💬 “I’ve made a couple of finals. I’ve lost to Shingo [Kunieda] in the final here.
“It’s the British Open, it’s the first international event I ever played, back in 2005. I’ve come here for a long time but I’ve never won it, so I’ll be trying my best to do that obviously.”
Reid is a highly experienced and highly successful doubles player and usually plays with fellow Brit 🇬🇧 Alfie Hewett, who is not playing this week after his Wimbledon effort left him exhausted.
Reed has been making big strides recently, winning the Wimbledon quarter-final. He said, “It has taken me some time, but I am finally getting back to my peak form
To celebrate the opening of play at Nottingham, Reid will use the opportunity to talk about his motivation and the importance of family. Reid’s father, Gordon, has recently passed away. Both Gordon and his mother Sarah Reid are also the co-founders of Lota, a wheelchair-bound charity that provides clothing and equipment for people with disabilities.🇬🇧 Alfie Hewett 🇬🇧 Gordon Reid