HUMZA Yousaf has congratulated Scottish tennis player Gordon Reid and his partner Alfie Hewett after they picked up their fifth Wimbledon wheelchairs doubles title.

Hewett and Reid reclaimed the trophy, having been runners up last year, with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Japan’s Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda in three sets.

It was an 18th grand slam win for the pair and a measure of revenge for Reid, who was beaten by Oda in the singles semi-final on Saturday.

In a message on Twitter, Yousaf said: “Congratulations @GordonReid91 on your 5th Wimbledon doubles title with @alfiehewett6, another grand slam title in the bag!”

After the match, Reid said: “It was a great match. I think we’re going to have a lot of battles in the future.

“Me and Alfie, on match point, we were both tearing up a little bit, the atmosphere was electric.

“My first Wimbledon was in 2008 on court 53 or something in front of three men and his dog, my mum and my sister.

“If you’d told me then we’d be on a nearly full Court One with the crowd going berserk, I would never have believed you.

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“It’s an incredible atmosphere and an incredible occasion for us and for wheelchair tennis.”

The pair will hope to win their fourth grand slam of the year at the US Open in September having already won the first three on offer.

Doing so would be a repeat of their achievements in 2021 when they won all four grand slams in a calendar year.