Rangers congratulated proud bluenose Gordon Reid on Twitter after he won the men’s wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday.
29-year-old Reid is a lifelong Gers fan who regularly shows his support for the club on social media.
Glasgow Rangers. Resilient, relentless, unstoppable. 55 times the kings of Scotland. What a team. My team 💙 Congratulations to the most deserving of champions @RangersFC 🇬🇧🔴⚪️🔵
— Gordon Reid (@GordonReid91) March 7, 2021
The Alexandria-born Paralympian turned professional way back in 2012 but is still very much at the peak of his sport.
Reid is ranked no. 6 in the world for singles and no.1 for doubles [ITF Tennis], and he’s had an outstanding few weeks.
Late last month, he won the singles title at Queen’s and then he was officially selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Now, he’s added a fourth Wimbledon doubles title to his already bulging trophy cabinet.
The bluenose and his English partner Alfie Hewett defeated the Netherlands’ Tom Egberink and Belgium’s Joachim Gerard 7-5, 6-2 in the final on Saturday afternoon.
He tweeted about the triumph that night and Rangers’ official account soon retweeted the post and congratulated him on behalf of the club.
🏆 Congratulations! 🏆
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 10, 2021
It wasn’t to be the perfect weekend for Reid, as he lost 6-2 7-6 (7-2) to Belgium’s Gerard in the singles final on Sunday.
“It’s a tough speech to make,” he said after the match [BBC Sport]. “Sometimes you have to say ‘I lost to the better player.”
Reid was emotional after the singles defeat but it’s still been a very impressive tournament for him and he’s in excellent form ahead of his big trip to Tokyo, where he’ll look to back up his gold medal in the singles at Rio 2016.