World No. 1 Shingo Kunieda of Japan defeated world No. 2 Alfie Hewett Of england, 6-1, 6-4 To grab his eighth title in wheelchair males’s singles On the U.S. Open wheelchair tennis rivals on Sunday.
Earlier than Sunday, The japanese prime seed and newly-topped Paralympic gprevious medalist had gained the U.S. Open singles event on seven events, in 2007, 2009-2011, 2014, 2015 and 2020, Collectively with taking the doubles title in 2007 and 2014.
Shingo Kunieda of Japan hpreviouss the trophy after worthwhile the U.S. Open wheelchair males’s singles final on Sept. 12, 2021, in Ny. (Kyodo)
“I really feel I performed my biggest tennis right here and On the Paralympics,” said the 37-yr-previous Kunieda, who gained his 4th Paralympic gprevious medal in Tokyo earlier this month.
“I am drained after having competed in again-to-again tournamalests On the Paralympics and U.S. Open. I gave it my all. It is the happiest momalest of my profession however I even Want to relaxation Barely,” he said.
It was the third time since 2018 that Kunieda and Hewett have met Inside The final in Ny, Hewett having gained their 2018 title decider before Kunieda gained his seventh U.S. Open title in 2020 in A third and final set tie-break.
Hewett, who gained the wheelchair doubles title with compatriot Gordon Reid on Saturday, was chasing A third title at Flushing Meadows.
In the wheelchair womales’s final, Diede de Groot of the Netherlands beat Japan’s Yui Kamiji 6-3, 6-2 To finish a Gpreviousen Slam in wheelchair tennis after worthwhile singles gprevious On the Tokyo Paralympics, plus all 4 majors On this calfinishar yr.
In her house Paralympic Video games, Kamiji settled for silver, dropping to de Groot Inside The womales’s wheelchair final on Sept. 3.
“I tried To place strain on my opponent. I tried To maintain the ball low and hit cross-courtroom photographs however I lacked accuracy,” Kamiji said.
“I used to be on An reliable schedule coming right here proper after the Paralympics however I am glad I competed,” she said.
Tright here have been simply 4 days between the gprevious medal match On the Tokyo Paralympics and The start of the U.S. Open.
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