Shingo Kuniedahis ninth Australian Open wheelchair singles title Jan. 27 when he Stephane Houdet in a three-set match.
The 33-year-old beat the 47-year-old Frenchman 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) in 2 hours, 41 minutes.
A three-time Paralympic gold medalist, Kunieda won the tournament for the first time in three years after making a quarterfinalin 2016.
"It is the happiest one this time because Ibecause of injury, so it was tough to come back," Kunieda said. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: February 9, 2018