Brit became first-ever winner of the Wimbledon men’s singles wheelchair event last year
GORDON REID has been causing shockwaves through wheelchair tennis.
During last year’s Wimbledon he became the first-ever winner of the men’s singles wheelchair event.
At SW19 last year he also triumphed in the men’s wheelchair doubles alongside partner Alfie Hewett.
Tonight he is a guest judge on BBC’s Great British Menu, as the chefs compete for the honour of having their four-course banquet on this year’s menu at Wimbledon.
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Who is Gordon Reid?
Reid was born on 2 October 1991 in Alexandria, Scotland.
He first began playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 and two years later he became Britain’s youngest men’s singles national champ.
Reid is a big fan of Scottish Premier League side Rangers.
What has Gordon Reid won?
As a singles player, Reid has won the Australia Open (2016), and Wimbledon (2016).
There had not been a wheelchair singles category at Wimbledon until last year. He has reached the final of the French Open (2016), and the semi-final of the US Open.
In the doubles, he has won all four Grand Slams – including the French Open twice.
When is Great British Menu on TV?
Episode 42 of the current series airs TONIGHT (June 28) at 8pm on BBC Two, as the finalists vie to take their main course to the banquet.
Great British Menu is on at the same time as Watchdog on BBC One, Portugal vs Chile on ITV, Ackley Bridge on Channel 4 and GPs: Behind Closed Doors on Channel 4.
Season 12 of the Great British Menu started on May 2 and runs for 45 episodes – the theme this year is 140 Years of Wimbledon.
Finals week sees the eight regional winners do battle as they fight to get their meals on the menu for a special banquet celebrating 140 years of the Wimbledon tennis championships.
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