(Update1) Japan’s 17-Year-Old Tokito Oda Wins Wimbledon Wheelchair Finals

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Tokito Oda reacts during the Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles final on Sunday.

WIMBLEDON, England — Japan’s 17-year-old Tokito Oda won his first Wimbledon wheelchair title on Sunday, becoming the youngest man to win the tournament in any discipline.

Oda, the world No. 1, beat second-seeded Alfie Hewett of Great Britain 6-4, 6-2 to win his second straight Grand Slam title.

By winning the French Open wheelchair singles last month, Oda became the youngest man to win a Grand Slam in any discipline. His 6-1, 6-4 victory over Hewett in Paris also gave him the top ranking in the world.

In Wimbledon women’s wheelchair doubles, the top-seeded pair of Japan’s Yui Kamiji and Kgothatso Montjane of South Africa lost in the final 6-1, 6-4 to the No. 2 pair from the Netherlands, Diede De Groot and Jiske Griffioen.

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Tokito Oda smiles after winning the men’s singles championship in the wheelchair division (16th).