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Shingo Kunieda

Wheelchair Tennis
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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.

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 625
Men's Singles 1/16th final 513
Men's Singles 1/8th final 407
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 304
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 401
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 301
Men's Doubles Semifinal 201
Men's Doubles Final 101
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match 102
Men's Doubles Semifinal 201
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 301
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 401
Men's Singles Final 101
Men's Singles Semifinal 201
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 301
Men's Singles 1/8th final 401
Men's Singles 1/16th final 501
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 601
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles 1/16th final 2012-09-01 503
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 2012-09-01 632
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2012-09-02 516
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 2012-09-03 402
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2012-09-04 408
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2012-09-05 304
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 2012-09-05 301
Men's Singles Semifinal 2012-09-06 202
Men's Singles Final 2012-09-08 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 2016-09-11 5
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2016-09-11 13
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 2016-09-12 3
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2016-09-12 7
Men's Doubles Semifinal 2016-09-13 2
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2016-09-13 4
Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-15 2