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Niels Vink (2002) is beating off. He is currently the best wheelchair tennis player in the world in the quad category (the category you play when you have a disability in at least three limbs). And if it is up to Niels, it will stay that way for the time being.

His trophy cabinet is already richly filled. In 2021 he won gold (doubles) and bronze (singles) at the Paralympics in Tokyo and won numerous tournaments, including the grand slams of the US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. But Niels is far from finished and is hungry for more titles, both singles and doubles.

Being a wheelchair tennis player doesn't just happen. At the age of one, Niels lost both legs and several phalanges. But his physical limitations never stopped him from challenging himself and achieving top athletic performances. On the contrary; it motivated him to fight hard - and to show that even with a disability you can make your dreams come true. With that attitude and his indomitable enthusiasm, he is an inspiration to many.

Ranking / stats

2

ITF Quad singles ranking

4

Grand Slam Singles Titles

41

ITF Quad Singles Titles

2002

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