2013-01-16 20:36:04 - Top-ranked quadriplegic tennis player stops in Mission Viejo before heading to the Australian Open
David Wagner, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and the top-ranked quadriplegic tennis player in the world trained at the Mission Viejo Marguerite Tennis Pavilion on Monday.
Wagner will return to the Tennis Pavilion in November for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Master Series – Wheelchair Doubles World Championships. The City of Mission Viejo will be the first U.S. city to host the prestigious event Nov. 7-11.
Wagner has been ranked in the top 3 in the world since 2002. He competed in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (2004), Beijing, China (2008), and London (2012) winning three gold and two silver medals and a bronze medal in singles and doubles. He is the 2010 US Open Singles and Doubles
"It was exciting to get a training session here at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion before I head to the Australian Open on Saturday," he said. "Knowing that our Doubles World Championship is coming here to Mission Viejo in November is exciting and it is great having the advantage of being able to train here!"
The public will be invited to cheer on the professional wheelchair tennis players during the November tournament. Stay tuned to the Mission Viejo Life blog at www.missionviejolife.org
for details as the event nears.
For more information about the sport, visit www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/latest-news.aspx.