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Alfie Hewett was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Australian Open

Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett has risen to world number one in the ITF wheelchair tennis singles rankings for the first time in his career.

Hewett, 20, won the 2017 French Open and reached the final of the US Open.

He then became the first Briton to win the men’s singles at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Loughborough.

“Today, a dream of mine became a reality,” Hewett posted.