Alfie Hewett reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open men’s wheelchair singles by beating Gordon Reid before the British duo made a winning start in defending their doubles title.
World number one Hewett, 25, beat Reid, 31, 6-2 6-4 to set up a semi-final with Japan’s Takuya Miki.
Hewett and Reid then beat Miki and Belgium’s Joachim Gerard 6-0 6-3 in the men’s doubles quarter-final.
The duo are chasing a fourth straight wheelchair doubles title in Melbourne.
Hewett is a two-time runner-up and is seeking his first singles title at the Australian Open, having won the French Open and the US Open three times.
Elsewhere, 17-year-old Ben Bartram couldn’t follow his compatriots to the doubles semi-finals as he and Japanese partner Tokito Oda lost 6-7 (6-8) 7-5 10-5 against Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada. , also from Japan.
In women’s wheelchair doubles, Britain’s Lucy Shuker and her American partner Dana Mathewson reached the semifinals with a 6-2 6-3 win.
But there was a defeat for Andy Lapthorne and his American partner David Wagner in the wheelchair double quad as, despite being seeded second, they were beaten 7-5 6-3 in the semi-finals.