David Wagner's professional tennis career began later than many Grand Slam champions. Wagner became a quafriplegic at 21 after an accident on a beach in his hometown.
Wagner attended his first wheelchair tennis training camp in 1999 and became the top-ranked quadriplegic player in the US just 3 years later at the age of 28.
In 2004, Wagner won the Gold Medal in doubles and Silver Medal in singles at the Paralympic Games in Athens. It was the first time the Paralympic games included a quadriplegic division.
A trailblazer of sorts, Wagner convinced the US Open to create a quadriplegic division. The US Open agreed and was the first major to host the event in 2007. Australian Open added the event in 2008, and Roland-Garros and Wimbledon added the event in 2019.
Wagner has collected 28 major titles (6 singles, 22 doubles) and 3 Gold Medals (doubles), 3 Silver Medals (2 singles, 1 doubles), and 2 Bronze Medals (2 singles) in his historic career.
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