a male wheelchair tennis player

Gustavo Fernandez

Wheelchair Tennis

Gustavo Fernandez confirmed his status as one of the world’s best players in 2018 by winning five titles and reaching the final of two Grand Slams – Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

The Argentinian made history in 2017 by becoming the first Latin American wheelchair tennis player to reach the world No.1 position in singles. He was also named ITF World Champion for the first time after finishing the year leading the rankings.

On his way to No. 1, the Argentinian won the Australian Open and advanced into the finals of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Fernandez won seven titles throughout the year.

He made his breakthrough as a 17-year-old when he won singles gold at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has since continued to battle at the top of the men’s tour.

In 2015, Fernandez recorded back-to-back Parapan Am Games singles golds and added the doubles gold to his collection alongside countryman Ezequiel Casco. Earlier in the year, he partnered Nicolas Peifer of France to claim the Wimbledon doubles title.

Fernandez continued to exceed expectations and, in 2016, claimed the singles crown at Roland Garros. He has so far competed at two Paralympic Games: London 2012 and Rio 2016.


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 2012-09-01 608
Men's Doubles 1/16th final 2012-09-01 503
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2012-09-02 504
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2012-09-04 402
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2012-09-05 301
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 2016-09-11 2
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2016-09-11 8
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 2016-09-12 1
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2016-09-12 4
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2016-09-13 2
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Singles 1/16th Final 2021-08-28 5
Men's Doubles 1/8th Final 2021-08-29 1
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 2021-08-30 2
Men's Singles 1/8th Final 2021-08-30 7
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2021-09-01 3