Tennis Japan Open Wheelchair Division Shingo Kunieda advances to final | NHK

The semi-finals of the wheelchair division of the men’s tennis tournament held in Tokyo have taken place, and Shingo Kunieda, who is ranked 2nd in the world and is aiming for consecutive championships, won in straight sets and decided to qualify for the final.

The men’s “Japan Open” circuit tournament held in Koto Ward, Tokyo, held the wheelchair division semi-finals on day 7 of the tournament’s 5th day, and this year’s “lifetime golden slam to win all four major tournaments and the Paralympic Games. Kunieda, who directed , played against world No. 6 Takuya Miki.

In the first set, Kunieda took the initiative with fast chair play and clean shots left and right, and managed to break four times to win the set 6-2.

At the start of the second set, they struggled against the opponent’s powerful serve, but they kept the momentum going until the end with deft net play and other techniques, winning the match 6-3 in two sets to qualify for the final.

During the press conference after the game, Kunieda said: “I was able to play well and close the key points. I think there will be a lot of spectators in the final tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to see how I can play. “There are.”

Kunieda will face 16-year-old Kaito Oda, ranked fifth in the world, in the final on the 8th.

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