Alfie Hewett plays a shot at the US Open

Wheelchair tennis: Alfie Hewett set to finish 2023 as world number one for the first time

Alfie Hewett plays a shot at the US OpenAlfie Hewett won singles titles at the Australian Open and US Open in 2023

Britain’s Alfie Hewett won his third Wheelchair Tennis Masters singles title to finish the season as world number one.

The 25-year-old, who went into the event second in the rankings, came through 4-6 6-1 6-3 against Argentina’s world number three Gustavo Fernandez.

Topping the rankings “was one of my goals”, said Hewett.

“When I sat down at the beginning of the year I said I wanted to finish the year as number one.”

It was a second title of the week for Hewett, who also partnered fellow Briton Gordon Reid to victory in the doubles final on Saturday.

The 18-time Grand Slam winners came from a set and 2-0 down against Fernandez and Spain’s Martin de la Puente, the defending champions, to first level the match and then win 10-6 in a championship tie-break for their third Masters title.

It was also a third Masters singles title for Hewett after victories in 2017 and 2021 and his seventh singles crown of 2023.

“I’m obviously super happy,” he added.

“To be able to say we did it is something I’m extremely proud of – and to win the Masters singles title at the same time is an even more special feeling.”

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