UPDATE2: Paralympics: Japan’s Kunieda degraded in wheelchair tennis q’finals

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06:34 14 Sep 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13, Kyodo

Two-time champion Shingo Kunieda of Japan fell brief in his bid for a third uninterrupted bullion in men’s wheelchair tennis singles during a Paralympic Games, losing in true sets Tuesday to Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in a quarterfinals.

The 32-year-old Kunieda went down 6-3, 6-3 to a universe No. 2 Gerard, who powered serves by a breezy conditions and strike 27 winners compared to 9 by Kunieda.

“From a initial set to a end, he played improved tennis than we did,” Kunieda said.

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