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GORDON REID:  British Open waste were tough to take… though I’m all set to bid for Paralympic bullion in Rio

Gordon Reid For The Scottish Daily Mail

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It will be good to see a Olympics start on Friday. Some athletes don’t like to watch a Games since they maybe feel it adds some-more vigour on them and they usually wish to concentration on their possess opening rather than athletes who are in Rio already.

But, for me, it’s an additional bit of motivation. we watched a lot of a Olympics in London on TV as we was scheming to go there myself. It’ll be a same this year. When I’m not training and we get some time to chill out in a evenings, I’ ll really try to watch as many as possible.

It gives we that small additional boost when we see a British athletes attain and how many it means to them when they do well. It hits home that I’ll be there in a few weeks’ time aiming to be in a same position during a Paralympics.

Gordon Reid is anticipating to follow his success during Wimbledon with Olympic excellence this summer

Gordon Reid is anticipating to follow his success during Wimbledon with Olympic excellence this summer

Reid suffered a integrate of final waste during a British Open - his final matches before Rio

Reid suffered a integrate of final waste during a British Open – his final matches before Rio

I’m flattering good friends with soldier Luke Patience, a china medallist in London. He grew adult in Helensburgh as good and went to propagandize with my cousin.

I’ve been chatting to Luke and following him on amicable media. He’s arrived in Rio and is removing by his final preparations.

A integrate of a other tennis athletes know a few other Olympians, as well. They’ve been in hold with them to see what a encampment is looking like and a atmosphere. It’s good to have that inside knowledge.

It was a decent week during a British Open in Nottingham final week. we was apparently unhappy that we didn’t come divided with any of a titles. we mislaid in a singles semi-final and a doubles final though we felt like we still achieved well.

Scotsman Reid is scheming to contest during a Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September

Scotsman Reid is scheming to contest during a Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September

The singles semi-final was a tighten compare and a customary was good. My opponent, Joachim Gerard, played good on a day and usually edged out a tighten compare by winning a critical points.

I have to give credit to him, though I’m really happy with a approach we performed.

In a doubles final, myself and Alfie Hewett played Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, who we kick in a Wimbledon final. We knew it was going to be a tough compare and they were a small bit improved than us on a day.

It was always going to be a formidable week after Wimbledon and all a coverage, fad and commitments after a event. we had to re-focus and get behind in a zone.

It was hard, generally when we already have one eye on a Paralympics in Rio. Overall, I’m feeling good and have no injuries. I’m carrying a few days divided from a tennis justice this week to redeem and freshen up.

I should afterwards have a good five-week retard before my initial compare in Rio. It’s usually about gripping fit, healthy and pointy now.

I have one some-more training stay subsequent week in London with my doubles partner. Apart from that, I’m during home until we leave on Aug 29 for Rio. It’s going to be good to spend an extended duration during home – 3 weeks is classed as extended for me these days!

On Tuesday we was concerned in a masterclass eventuality during Scotstoun with some internal kids. 

Alongside my associate Paralympics GB organisation partner Sam Ingram, we showed a kids a tip tips for wheelchair tennis and judo. They had some enchanting questions for us, my favourite being: ‘Did we eat lots of strawberries and cream during Wimbledon?’ 

It was illusory to see them all enjoying and enchanting with Paralympic competition and we consider we have a new organisation of fans who’ll be ancillary us in Rio!

Reid has enjoyed many success this year, including winning a Roland Garros doubles

Reid has enjoyed many success this year, including winning a Roland Garros doubles

For a rest of a month I’ll see friends and family and be removing into a training routine. I’m certain I’ll be going to Rio feeling good and prepared.

One of a many certain things for me this year has been my consistency. In any event, I’ve managed to furnish a certain turn of tennis that we have not forsaken underneath in events this year.

That’s a best pointer for me that I’ve got a good possibility of doing a same thing in Rio.

In prior years, I’ve had some good performances in some tournaments and many worse in others. It was bit some-more of a lottery and we was some-more inconsistent.

I consider I’ve reached a final in possibly a singles or doubles in each eventuality this year. It’s a good pointer for a rest of a year.

Gordon Reid is sponsored by McCrea Financial Services. For some-more information go to www.mccreafs.co.uk 

 

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