SCOTTISH tennis star Gordon Reid came up short in the all-British Wheelchair Tennis Masters final.

Instead it was Alfie Hewett who won in straight sets to become the first British singles player to win the tournament.

Hewett took the first set 6-3, before comfortably taking the second 6-2. In total it took the Englishman one hour and 18 minutes to secure victory at the Loughborough University Tennis Centre.

It was a revenge of sorts for Hewett after he suffered defeat to Reid in last year’s Paralympic final.

Reid was magnanimous in defeat, praising the man he has enjoyed success with as a doubles pairing – together the duo has won two Wimbledon titles, the US Open and a Paralympic silver medal.

“Alfie has had a brilliant week and played some class tennis,” he told BBC Sport.

“I have been part of the journey and watched him from 12 years old to here now, I am proud of what he has done in the sport.”

Hewett, got off to a poor start as Reid raced into a 3-0 lead. However, the 19-year-old soon found his groove, winning the next eight games to take the first set and establish a lead in the second.

It was a lead he didn’t relent, going on to win four of the next six to take the title.

“It was probably one of the best matches I have played,” said Hewett. “Gordon is a great competitor. I am really proud of this win.”

Hewett now moves up to second in the world rankings after also winning the French Open earlier in the year.