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Shingo Kunieda, the world’s top-ranked wheelchair tennis player, is a man on a mission at the Tokyo Paralympics, looking to win a third singles gold medal and expand the world’s understanding of what parasports can be.

In 2012, Kunieda became the first player to successfully defend the Paralympic men’s singles title, but a troublesome right elbow contributed to a quarterfinal exit at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

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