Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett take silver for GB in wheelchair tennis doubles

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Wheelchair tennis stars Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett suffered further Paralympic heartbreak at the hands of French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer following a dramatic three-set doubles defeat in Tokyo.

The British pair – beaten finalists in Rio – once again had to settle for silver medals at the end of a topsy-turvy encounter which the experienced defending champions snatched 7-5 0-6 7-6 (3).

Reid and Hewett overcame the setback of dropping the opening set to lead the decider 3-1 but could not capitalise before a tense tie-break went against them.

They will return to court at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday to face each other in the bronze medal singles match having lost semi-finals on Thursday.

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