Wheelchair tennis ace Shingo Kunieda retires

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Shingo Kunieda, the most successful player in the history of wheelchair tennis, has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 38. The top-ranked Kunieda won 28 Grand Slam singles titles. He completed the career Grand Slam of all four majors when he won Wimbledon in 2022. Kunieda won 11 Australian Open titles, with eight wins at both Roland-Garros and the U.S. Open and one Wimbledon title. He also won 22 Grand Slam doubles titles and three singles gold medals at the Paralympics, in 2008, 2012, and in Tokyo in 2021. He won a doubles gold medal in 2004.

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