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Kazuko Sawamatsu to receive the second highest honor

Kazuko Yoshida (née Kazuko Sawamatsu) who serves as the vice president of the Japanese Tennis Association, was selected as a Person of Cultural Merit this year according to the government announcement ahead of the Culture Day on November 3.The former tennis player was born in 1951 in Nishinomiya (Hyogo Prefecture) and raised in a tennis family. At the . . .

Toshihide Matsui wrote history (again)

TOKYO, JAPAN – Last Sunday, at the 96th Japan National Championships every eye in the Bourbon Beans Dome followed one player who stepped on the center court for claiming another title to his illustrious career. He was 43 in April, however he intended to prove once again that there are some gas in his tank . . .

WJP Challenge: the best way to promote tennis

KASHIWA, JAPAN – Less than a year ago, when the idea of WJP Challenge Tennis born in Toshihide Matsui’s mind, perhaps he even himself did not believe that one day his vision would become a reality. Nevertheless the unforeseen outcome convinced and confirmed that it was worth the tremendous effort of many dedicated people: the . . .

Sascha Zverev’s great run

Alexander Zverev ‘s last 3⃣ matches at #nittoatpfinals (2018-19): vs Roger Federer 75 76 (SF 2018) vs Novak Djokovic 64 63 (F 2018) vs Rafa Nadal 62 64 (RR 2019)

The year of Kiki Mladenovic

What a year of 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ for Kiki Mladenovic ! Congratulations!– Australian Open Final with Babos Tímea– ROLAND-GARROS 🏆 with Babos Tímea– WTA Finals 🏆(defending title) with Babos Tímea– Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 🏆(3 wins in Final) for 🇫🇷– No.1⃣ in doubles (June 10)!

Julien Benneteau is the man

Julien Benneteau is the 1⃣st man who-beat BIG3 ( Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic ) as a player,– Davis Cup 🏆as a player (2017)– Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 🏆as a captain (2019).

Sinner is the youngest…

Jannik Sinner is youngest champ in 3-year history of Next Generation Final.’17 Hyeon Chung (21y5m23d)’18 Stefanos Tsitsipas (20y2m29d)’19 Jannik Sinner (18y2m24d)Sinner is younger than the runner-ups:’17 Andrey Rublev (20y22d)’18-19 Alex De Minaur (19y8m24d) & (20y8m23d)

2019: the year is for Canada

2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣is the year to be remembered for 🇨🇦 :1⃣st GS singles🏆 for 🇨🇦 (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st player born in 2000s win a GS singles🏆(Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st Roland Garros junior singles 🏆(Leylah Annie Fernandez )1⃣st WC player to win BNP Paribas Open (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st 🇨🇦 woman to win Canadian Open in singles ( Bianca Andreescu) Youngest ever ATP 500 Finalist ( Félix Auger-Aliassime )Youngest SFinalist Miami Open (Félix Auger-Aliassime )1⃣st career ATP🏆+1⃣st Masters final (Denis Shapovalov )1⃣st career . . .

BIG4 – after the wedding

BIG4⃣’s wedding dates &1⃣st tournament after their wedding:Roger Federer (04/11/09) Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters W,L (3rd R)Novak Djokovic (07/10/14) Rogers Cup W,L (3rd R)Andy Murray (04/11/15) BMW Open by FWU in Munich W,W,W,W 🏆Rafael Nadal (10/19/19) Rolex Paris Masters ???

Roger’s & Rafa’s territory

Rafael Nadal‘s & Roger Federer‘s stats winning single tournament min🔟x in Open-era: Overall: Nadal-Federer 3⃣-2⃣( Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters / Barcelona Open BancSabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godo /Roland-Garros – Noventi Open / Basel Swiss Indoors )Diff surf: Federer-Nadal 2⃣-1⃣(Grass/HC-Clay)Outdoor: Nadal-Federer 3⃣-1⃣Indoor: Federer-Nadal 1⃣-0⃣As 1⃣st seed: Federer-Nadal 0⃣-0⃣(Federer won Halle & Swiss 9x as 1st)