Shingo Kunieda22 February 1984 Tokyo, Japan
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Australian Open – Singles (2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2013, 2011, 2010, 2009)
- Rio 2016 Paralympics - Silver: Singles and doubles
- Roland Garros – Singles (2015, 2014, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008)
- US Open – Singles (2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009); Doubles (2007)
Widely considered by many as the best wheelchair tennis player in history, Shingo Kunieda stormed back to form after coming through some tough moments over the past 18 months.
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 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 41 Grand Slam titles.
That includes nine singles and eight doubles titles at the Australian Open, six singles and seven doubles at Roland Garros, six singles and two doubles at the US Open and three doubles at Wimbledon.
Kunieda also holds three golds and two bronze over four Paralympic Games.
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