The 23 year-old claimed the French Open doubles title and was a runner-up in the same event at Wimbledon a few weeks later.

Ranked the number five singles and number three doubles wheelchair player by the ITF, it’s safe to say Reid is a truly world-class sportsman, and he cannot wait to get to Ibrox this evening.

He told us:“With tonight being the first league game and it being nearly a sell-out, it’s really special. I’m really looking forward to the match in general and to going on at half-time after seeing a the receptions some other athletes have had when they’ve been on the pitch, so I’m really excited to get out there myself.

“I went to the friendly against Burnley and there was some good stuff in that match, and it was the same in the matches against Hibs and Peterhead.

“The style of football is a lot nicer to watch and there’s a real buzz around all the fans.”

Reid was also in the final of the Australian Open doubles final, and he will be looking to complete his set of Grand-Slam finals at the start of next month in the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

He continued: “I’ve had some good results at the Grand Slams in the doubles, and I’ve been pleased with how it’s gone although there is still more to come.

“I’m working really hard now to get myself in the best possible shape for the US Open next month and hopefully do well there in the singles too.

“With there being a singles event there too, it gives me double the chance of winning a Grand Slam title.

“I’m playing doubles with Stephane Houdet, and when we’ve played as a team, we’ve never lost, so I’m feeling really confident going into the doubles.”

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