Shingo Kunieda gained the singles title on the delayed Tokyo Paralympics in 2021
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Shingo Kunieda, essentially the most profitable males’s wheelchair tennis participant of all time, has introduced his retirement.
Japan’s Kunieda, 38, gained 50 Grand Slam titles throughout singles and doubles and 4 Paralympic gold medals throughout his 28-year profession.
He retires because the world’s top-ranked participant, having gained the singles titles on the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon final yr.
“I felt I’ve executed sufficient with what I wish to accomplish,” he stated.
Kunieda gained 11 singles titles on the Australian Open along with eight victories on the French Open and eight on the US Open.
He accomplished the profession ‘Golden Slam’ – the place a participant wins all 4 main titles and the Paralympic gold medal – along with his victory at Wimbledon final yr.
He additionally gained 22 Grand Slam doubles titles.
“I have been eager about retirement since my dream got here true at Tokyo Paralympics,” he stated.
“The Wimbledon singles title made me really feel that my power was little left to compete.”
The Australian Open wheelchair match begins on Tuesday.