Juan Martin del Potro: The King of Cool

—text and photos copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite Media — Juan Martin del Potro is sort of like the Elvis of tennis. He’s really cool, on the court and in the press room. He’s… Continue reading

Fighting spirit: despite bad back, Kei Nishikori refuses to back down

—- Kei Nishikori comments after losing Rakuten Japan Open quarterfinal to Nicolas Almagro: “In the end, my back was so bad I felt I like I couldn’t hit anymore.” “My back was in… Continue reading

The Acrobatics of Air Kei — Nishikori soars at Rakuten Japan Open tennis

  Kei Nishikori is a joy to watch. He soars through the air like a Japanese manga hero. But he also wears his emotions in his pained expressions of struggle. A photo gallery… Continue reading

Petra Kvitova wins Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan over Angelique Kerber

Genie Bouchard, age 19, battles Venus Williams in 3-hour slugfest in Japan

For three hours, Canada’s fast-rising Genie Bouchard, 19, played like a future champion. The only problem was that she was playing against an all-time great champion, Venus Williams, who has 44 singles titles,… Continue reading

Genie-mania in Japan: Canada’s Bouchard wows crowds in Tokyo

Star quality. Some athletes — like musicians, actors or ordinary folks — have it, and others don’t. Canadian tennis sensation Genie Bouchard, 19, seems to have it. She has the type of personality… Continue reading

TENNIS: Nishikori vs Nishikori, portrait of an athlete’s internal struggle

Kei Nishikori is Japan’s best male tennis player ever, and he’s capable of challenging the world’s top players. He also breaks the stereotype of the typical stoic Japanese athlete, by wearing his emotions… Continue reading

TENNIS: fun shots of giants, dwarfs, and conjoined twins at Japan Open 2011

See the full gallery on Posterous -Mardy Fish shows why tennis can be a dangerous sport for men -Conjoined twins separated at birth, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal reunite at Japan Open in… Continue reading

Andy Murray wins Japan Open 2011 over Nadal

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Murray, having fun, wins Olympic tennis at Wimbledon

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