Retiring great Shingo Kunieda departs after helping raise profile of wheelchair tennis

Japanese Paralympic legend Shingo Kunieda stated Tuesday he was ending his illustrious profession glad that wheelchair tennis was now “lastly seen as a sport” within the eyes of the general public.
Kunieda is called the Roger Federer of wheelchair tennis and gained 50 Grand Slam titles and 4 Paralympic gold medals, together with a 3rd singles title on the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Video games in 2021.

The 38-year-old, who introduced his retirement final month, additionally spent a complete of 582 weeks as the boys’s world No. 1.

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