Gordon Reid is a phenomenally talented wheelchair tennis player, having won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and a singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Overall, he has won two singles and nine doubles grand slam titles adding his most recent doubles titles at the US Open and Wimbledon with partner Alfie Hewett. Gordon will be hoping to retain his current excellent form and collect more grand slam titles on his way to The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
2016 – 2018 Three times Wimbledon, Doubles Grand Slam Champion
2017 Australian Open, Doubles Grand Slam Champion
2015, 2017 US Open, two-time Doubles Grand Slam Champion
2016 Rio Gold & Silver medal winner
2016 Wimbledon, Singles Grand Slam Champion
2016 Australian Open, Singles Grand Slam Champion
2015 – 2016 French Open, two-time Doubles Grand Slam Champion
Born in Alexandria, Scotland in 1991, Gordon was a fit, keen and talented tennis player until the week before his 13th birthday, when he was tragically struck down by a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis.
Despite being paralysed from the waist down, Gordon bounced back and started playing the game he loved, only this time, in a wheelchair. At the age of sixteen, three years after contracting this illness, he proudly wore the GB shirt at his first Paralympic Games in Beijing.
In 2016 Gordon won his first ever Grand Slam singles wheelchair title at the Australian Open, followed by the doubles title at Roland Garros. In July, he followed this with his second Grand Slam victory in the inaugural men’s singles wheelchair event at the Championship Wimbledon as well as winning the men’s doubles.
At the Rio Paralympics 2016, representing GB, Gordon won the Gold medal in the men’s wheelchair tennis singles and the Silver medal in the doubles.
Gordon shows no signs of slowing down – he continues to smash boundaries and adds titles to his repertoire and trophies to his cabinet all the time. He’s looking forward to the 2020 Paralympics in Toyko, where we’re sure he’ll continue his winning streak.
We had the pleasure of our brand ambassador, Gordon Reid, joining us at the Comms National Awards last week.
In the day time, some of 9’s Partners were invited to join Gordon on The Queen’s Club London courts, it’s fair to say they had Gordon in stitches with their attempts to play. In the evening Gordon spoke as 9 ambassador on stage with Huw Edwards and presented the 9 Customer Service awards to winners, ICA and Ariel.
Gordon was a complete inspiration to the guests on the day, encouraging the next generation of young people with disabilities to get into sport and find their passion. It’s fair to say his speech was well received by all at the event.
“It was a pleasure to welcome so many of 9’s guests and staff to The Queens Club. Their enthusiasm was infectious and they adapted really well to playing from a chair.”
“Later that day, it was a privilege to present 9’s sponsored categories at the Comms National Awards and enjoy the continued company of 9’s guests and staff, who all made me feel very welcome. An early morning flight to Tokyo prevented a late night but the event was memorable end to an enjoyable day.”
Find out how partnering with 9 can enable you to push beyond your limits and realise your true potential, like Gordon.
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