Gordon Reid wins first Wimbledon men’s wheelchair title

Scotland's Gordon Reid  celebrates victory during the Men's Wheelchair singles final against Stefan Olsson of Sweden.  (Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Scotland's Gordon Reid celebrates victory during the Men's Wheelchair singles final against Stefan Olsson of Sweden. (Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Gordon Reid made history when he won the first ever Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles title, his second victory of the weekend.

The 24-year-old Scot dropped his racket to the ground and raised his arms in the air, a huge grin across his face, after beating the Swede Stefan Olsson in straight sets.

Gordon Reid after his Wimbledon victory.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Gordon Reid after his Wimbledon victory. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The partisan crowd chanted “Reid-o, Reid-o” as he served for Championship point, and after a shaky double fault they roared their delight when he won the final point.

Reid’s supporters sang and chanted his name as he wheeled his way around the court, whirling a hair band around his head.

And there were emotional scenes as he embraced his coach Karen Ross, who has been with him since he was a teenager.

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