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Hewett storms to world number one ranking

Hewett storms to world number one ranking
Wheelchair tennis

Alfie Hewett has become the world number one in the wheelchair tennis men's singles rankings.

The youngster joins Gordon Reid as the only two Brits to achieve the feat, with Hewett ending 2017 on a high, winning the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

The Norfolk-born star triumphed for a first Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros in June 2017, and he's also a three-time Grand Slam doubles champion.

On the honour, Hewett said: "Becoming the new world No.1 1 is a special moment for me but also to my family. I will always owe this to everyone around me who have been through thick and thin.

"When times have been tough, they’ve always backed and believed in me, so I have to thank them huge amounts because without their support I would not be where I am today."