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scheduleLast updated 12/04/2021
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1 19/09/2016
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Get to know Gordon

Date of birth: 2 October 1991 (29)

Place of birth: Alexandria

Lives: Glasgow

Plays: Left-handed

Trains: Gannochy National Tennis Centre, Stirling/Emirates Arena, Glasgow

Coach: Bruno Argudo

Career titles singles: 41

Career titles doubles: 73

Family: Particularly keen on football and tennis as a child, he grew up in Helensburgh, where his family were all active members of Helensburgh Tennis Club. Has two brothers, David and Stephen and sister Emily. Reid’s father is a distant relative of twins Charlie and Craig Reid, members of chart act The Proclaimers.

Likes: Rangers FC

Favourite surface: Hard

Favourite shot: Backhand

Twitter: @GordonReid91

GB RANKING
Great Britain 2
WORLD RANKING
2
CAREER HIGH
1 26/11/2015
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Gordon

Date of birth: 2 October 1991 (29)

Place of birth: Alexandria

Lives: Glasgow

Plays: Left-handed

Trains: Gannochy National Tennis Centre, Stirling/Emirates Arena, Glasgow

Coach: Bruno Argudo

Career titles singles: 41

Career titles doubles: 73

Family: Particularly keen on football and tennis as a child, he grew up in Helensburgh, where his family were all active members of Helensburgh Tennis Club. Has two brothers, David and Stephen and sister Emily. Reid’s father is a distant relative of twins Charlie and Craig Reid, members of chart act The Proclaimers.

Likes: Rangers FC

Favourite surface: Hard

Favourite shot: Backhand

Twitter: @GordonReid91

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After winning their tenth Grand Slam title together, Reid and Alfie Hewett became Great Britain’s joint all-time most successful doubles pair. The Brits then reclaimed the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament doubles title in March, with Reid losing to Hewett in the singles final. He then lifted both the singles and doubles titles at the inaugural Loughborough Indoor Wheelchair Tennis tournament.

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Finished the season unbeaten in doubles competition with Alfie Hewett after the Brits put together a sequence of seven tournament and 16 match victories together. These included their first titles together at the Australian Open and Roland Garros and their fourth US Open title as they completed the career Grand Slam together. Also reached his second Australian Open men’s singles final since 2016 and the World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam.

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Won his only singles title of 2019 at the ITF 1 French Riviera Open as well as his third successive US Open doubles title with Alfie Hewett and Super Series doubles titles in Bendigo, Australia and St. Louis in the USA.  

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Won four men’s doubles titles and three men’s singles titles including the Japan Open Super Series.

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Rio 2016 Paralympic men’s singles gold medallist and doubles silver medallist. Two-time Grand Slam singles champion (Australian Open 2016, Wimbledon 2016) and 13-time Grand Slam doubles champion (Australian Open 2017 & 2020, Roland Garros 2015, 2016, 2020, Wimbledon 2016, 2017, 2018, US Open 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). First Brit to be crowned ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Champion in 2016. Award MBE in New Year’s Honours List 2017.

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After contracting the neurological condition transverse myelitis shortly before his 13th birthday he turned his aptitude for tennis to wheelchair tennis with immediate success. Six months after coming out of hospital and in his very first wheelchair tennis tournament in Glasgow in 2005 he won his first singles title. Shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2006 after winning the junior singles and men’s second draw titles at the British Open Super Series. Helped Great Britain to win a first World Team Cup junior title in 2007. Two-time Junior Masters singles and three-time Junior Masters doubles champion.

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