UPDATE1: Paralympics: Japan’s Kunieda degraded in wheelchair tennis q’finals

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02:58 14 Sep 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13, Kyodo

Japan’s Shingo Kunieda fell brief in his bid to win bullion in men’s wheelchair tennis singles during a third uninterrupted Paralympic Games, losing 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday in Rio to Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in a quarterfinals.

The 32-year-old Kunieda, now 9th in International Tennis Federation rankings, binds a career 11-3 record opposite a 2nd-ranked Gerard. Kunieda also fell to a 27-year-old Belgian in a NEC Masters final December.

In further to singles bullion during a 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, a former top-ranked Kunieda has also prisoner 24 Grand Slam singles titles in wheelchair tennis given 2006.

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