Shingo Kunieda22 February 1984 Tokyo, Japan
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Australian Open – Singles (2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2015, 20142013, 2011, 2010, 2009)
- Roland Garros – Singles (2018, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008)
- 2018 World Team Cup - Gold
- Rio 2016 Paralympics - Singles: silver, Doubles: bronze
- US Open – Singles (2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2014, 2007)
Widely considered by many as the best wheelchair tennis player in history, Shingo Kunieda stormed back to the men’s wheelchair tennis world No. 1 spot after some tough moments.
The Japanese was plagued with an injury between 2016 and 2017. But it was at the 2018 Sydney Super Series that he finally returned to full form by taking the title.
It was Kunieda’s first Super Series title since June 2015 and the fifth one in the Australian city. Two weeks later, he finally won his ninth singles title at the Australian Open.
He went on to claim four more titles throughout a fabulous year, including the Roland Garros, Asian Para Games and World Team Cup titles.
Before then Kunieda had not won a Grand Slam since 2016, when he partnered with Great Britain’s Gordon Reid in doubles to win Roland Garros. His last singles Slam was even longer ago, way back in September 2015 at the US Open.
Kunieda is a seven-time International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champion and has won 42 Grand Slam titles.
Kunieda also holds three golds and two bronze over four Paralympic Games.
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