Stephane Houdet claimed the second US Open wheelchair men's singles title of his career today after winning a thrilling three-set final against Great Britain's Alfie Hewett.
The 46-year-old Frenchman claimed his fourth Grand Slam title and added to his French Open victories in 2012 and 2013 as well as the 2013 US Open.
Houdet defeated world number three Hewett in three sets, avenging yesterday’s doubles loss alongside fellow Frenchman Nicolas Peifer at the hands of Hewett and partner Gordon Reid.
Houdet raced out to a 6-2, 3-1 lead in less than an hour before Hewett went on to win five of the next six games and claim the second 6-4 to force a decider.
The Frenchman ultimately prevailed though, winning the third and decisive set 6-3.
"I had the feeling for the last few months that I was playing better but I didn't get the results," Houdet said after his US Open title.
"I lost many times to Gustavo Fernandez and to Stefan Olsson.
"I was always close, I thought I was improving but I didn't score.
"You really need to take the lead of the game, the way you play, the game, being fast and then everything becomes easier and that's what happened."
Japan's Yui Kamiji claimed her second US Open singles title after defeating Diede de Groot of The Netherlands in the women's final.
The world number one recorded a 7-5, 6-2 victory to seal her third wheelchair singles Grand Slam title of the year, following other successes at the Australian and French Opens.
Elsewhere, Britain's Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner of the United States contested the wheelchair quad doubles title.
The duo, who were crowned doubles champions yesterday, emerged strongest from the tournament's round-robin format.
Wagner went on to claim a memorable sixth US Open title on home soil, defeating the Briton 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.