Rangers crazy tennis star jibes Celtic after winning Australian Open title

The British duo beat Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Japan’s Shingo Kunieda 6-2 4-6 (10-7) in the men’s wheelchair doubles final at Melbourne Park.

Their success allowed them to break the tie they held with Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, who won eight straight women’s doubles titles between Wimbledon in 1983 and the French Open in 1985.

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Hewett and Reid have not been beaten in Slam doubles since Wimbledon 2019, winning back-to-back Grand Slams.

The duo will now be aiming for ten in a row and in reference to Rangers ending Celtic’s pursuit of a historic tenth triumph last season, Reid said: “Ten in a row is not for everyone but I hope we we can make it happen (smile).”

“These kind of records, I think we always take with a grain of salt because it’s a bit different for us to win a Grand Slam title than it is for people on the other board.

“It’s always nice to hear from them but, at the same time, I think we just focus on what we do and enjoy each other as we go. Let’s just try to improve and try to move our partnership forward and let’s try and come back better next time.”

Rangers also posted a message to the 30-year-old on Twitter, which read: “Congratulations to Rangers fan Gordon Reid and his doubles partner Alfie Hewett at the #AusOpen. Another amazing Grand Slam performance.

Rangers fan Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid pose with the trophy after their victory over Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda in the men’s wheelchair doubles final at the Australian Open. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)


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