The sport began to grow in the 1980s and today, wheelchair tennis is played in nearly 100 countries. There are wheelchair tournaments at all 4 Grand Slams. It is a recognized sport at the Paralympics and the Wheelchair Tennis Tour comprises more than 150 tournaments in 41 countries.
His story is inspiring. In 2010, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, he is a 3-time Grand Slam winner, a former number 1 and a Gold Medal Winner. And because of him, the sport of wheelchair tennis is flourishing!
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