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Over the past few years Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett have become so used to winning grand slam titles that they have almost got to the point where they are expected to triumph. But the joy of winning Wimbledon never gets old and the Scottish-English combination could barely keep the smiles off their faces after a 7-5, 6-2 win over Tom Egberink of the Netherlands and Joachim Gérard of Belgium.

It was their fourth Wimbledon title together in the past five years and their seventh straight slam crown, continuing a run that began with the US Open of 2018, which itself came after they had been beaten in the final here. For Hewett, it is grand slam doubles title No 12 while for Reid it is No 16 and a win that might cause a reshuffle in his trophy arrangements at home.

“My brother texted me just after the match and said we might have to get another shelf,” the Scot said. “I might have to put some of the runners-up trophies in a box. But it’s always special to win another Wimbledon title. I think we did an amazing job to win that first set, saving two set points.”

There was guaranteed to be a British winner in the women’s doubles with Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker on opposite sides of the net but it was Whiley who picked up the title as she and Yui Kamiji of Japan beat Shuker and Kgothatso Montjane 6-0, 7-6, coming from 5-3 down in the second set to win.

A long day on Centre Court ended at 10.20pm with victory for the Croatian top seeds, Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, in the men’s doubles final. Mektic and Pavic defeated Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5 to win their eighth title of a remarkably dominant season.

Dylan Alcott, the Australian who has dominated the quads category in recent years, picked up his second Wimbledon singles title and 14th singles major – including 10 of the last 12 – with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sam Schroder of the Netherlands. Simon Cambers