Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett missed out on a third successive US Open wheelchair singles title after losing a final-set tie-break to top seed Shingo Kunieda.

Hewett recovered from 4-1 down in the third set to serve for the match at 6-5, but eventually was beaten 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-3) after two hours and fifty-four minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

The 22-year-old, whose only previous defeat at Flushing Meadows was the singles final on his debut in 2017, won the doubles title alongside compatriot Gordon Reid on Saturday.