Tennis: Japan's Kunieda wins 24th wheelchair singles title at U.S. Open

World No. 1 Shingo Kunieda outlasted two-time defending champion Alfie Hewett 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 in the wheelchair men’s final on Sunday to capture his seventh U.S. Open singles title and first in five years.”I’m really tired but happy. I didn’t know how it would play out until the end,” Kunieda said of the match at Louis Armstrong Stadium that lasted almost three hours.”My intention this year was to have intense battles with powerful players, and it seems like that’s taking me in a good direction.”The Japanese top seed and three-time Paralympic gold medalist collected his 24th Grand Slam singles c…

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