Briton Reid's wheelchair defence ends early

Gordon Reid

Australian Open 2017
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 January
Coverage: Daily live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website; TV highlights on BBC Two and online from 21 January.

Defending champion Gordon Reid went out of the wheelchair singles at the Australian Open with a three-set defeat by Belgian Joachim Gerard.

Briton Reid was beaten 7-5 5-7 7-5 as Gerard made amends for defeat by the Scot in last year’s final.

Reid’s compatriot Alfie Hewett lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 to French second seed Stephane Houdet.

Briton Andy Lapthorne beat American second seed David Wagner 6-2 6-2 to win his first round-robin quad match.

Reid’s Australian Open campaign is not over as he will partner Gerard in the wheelchair doubles.

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