Britain’s Alfie Hewett has beaten Joachim Gerard of Belgium 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to win the French Open wheelchair title for the second time
PARIS — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Britain’s Alfie Hewett beat Joachim Gerard of Belgium 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to win the French Open wheelchair title for the second time.
The 22-year-old Hewett now has four major titles after twice winning the U.S. Open.
“I’d like to say congratulations to Jo and your team. I know it wasn’t to be today but congrats. It was a tough final,” Hewett said after winning in 2 hours, 36 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen. “I hope to get a good pizza tonight to celebrate … I think me and my left shoulder are ready for a break.”
The top-ranked Hewett has reached the semifinals at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
The 31-year-old Gerard was playing in his second major final after losing in the Australian Open final four years ago.
Dominic Stephan Stricker beat Leandro Riedi in an all-Swiss final to win the boys’ title at the French Open.
He is the first Swiss player to win a boys’ title at any major tournament since three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros in 2003.
The seventh-seeded Stricker broke No. 8 seed Riedi’s serve five times.
The 18-year-old left hander is on line for a double triumph.
He is playing the boys’ doubles final alongside Flavio Cobolli of Italy later Saturday.
They are seeded third against eighth-seeded Bruno Oliveria and Natan Rodrigues of Brazil.