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World No. 1 Shingo Kunieda defeated No. 2 Alfie Hewett of Britain, 6-1, 6-4 to capture his eighth title in men’s singles at the U.S. Open wheelchair tennis competition on Sunday.

Before Sunday, the Japanese top seed and newly-crowned Paralympic gold medalist had won the U.S. Open singles event on seven occasions, in 2007, 2009 to 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2020, in addition to taking the doubles title in 2007 and 2014.

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