Gordon who was supported throughout the tournament by family and friends, told the BBC that “he would be buying them drinks all night” to celebrate his achievement.
He added: “It’s amazing to showcase our sport and I want to thank everyone.”
Gordon certainly didn’t have an easy draw on his way to winning the title. He had to knock out the World Number 1 Shingo Kunieda of Japan in his first match. Kunieda, who later partnered Gordon in the Doubles, had won eight out of the nine previous Australian Open titles, having never lost a singles match since 2007.
Gordon has been a Heroes Centre Ambassador since the project was launched in 2013.
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