Alfie Hewett shone in Seoul as he defeated top seed Joachim Gerard to win the Korea Open men’s singles title for the second time in his career.
The 21-year-old’s march to the title saw him revisit two match-ups from his silver medal-winning singles campaign at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
In the semi-finals, Hewett defeated British colleague Gordon Reid, his conqueror in the Rio gold medal match just under two-and-a-half years ago, teeing up another meeting with Belgium’s Gerard.
At the last Paralympics, Hewett triumphed in the semi-finals and the British star has now won ten of his last 12 meetings with former world number one Gerard, sealing a 7-6(6) 7-5 success in Seoul.
The Norfolk native also tasted Korea Open success in 2016.
Hewett’s title win wrapped up a superb tournament for British competitors in Seoul, with Lucy Shuker having clinched her third doubles title in a row on Good Friday.
The 38-year-old, who had previously won the Busan Open and Daegu Open with fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley, defeated top seeds Marjolein Buis and Dana Mathewson, of the Netherlands and United States respectively, 6-4 6-3 alongside partner Kgothatso Montjane.