Tag Archive: Japan

Raonic-Nishikori rivalry could be the next Sampras-Agassi, Federer-Nadal

In the decisive fourth set of the Wimbledon round of 16, Kei NIshikori got all returns back. He pinned Milos Raonic into the corner. But Raonic rifled a forehand winner down the line,… Continue reading

Milos Raonic: a Giant Awakens in Asia

When Milos Raonic came to the Rakuten Japan Open in 2010, few tennis fans knew about him. With his “big game” of booming serves and forehands, he surprised Rafael Nadal in an early… 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

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: 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

more Japan Open tennis photos by Christopher Johnson at http://www.flickr.com/globalite See the full gallery on Posterous

Rafael Nadal, the Dragonball of tennis

See more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalite/sets/72157625105179960/ Read more: http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/play/rafael-nadal-dragon-ball-tennis-216638#ixzz12Vz8232h Chinese version at http://www.cnngo.com/zh-hant/tokyo/play/rafael-nadal-dragon-ball-tennis-416336 Rafael Nadal: The ‘Dragon Ball’ of tennis Rafael Nadal reveals a childhood love of the anime series during the Japan Open tennis tournament… Continue reading

Milos Raonic of Canada nearly upsets Nadal

TENNIS: teenager Raonic gives Canada hope

see more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalite/sets/72157625105179960/ Christopher Johnson, National Post · Friday, Oct. 8, 2010   TOKYO – Milos Raonic, perhaps Canada’s top tennis prospect in years, hit 14 aces and challenged world No.… Continue reading

Tennis: Few Asians reach the top — NY Times, IHT

Tennis: Few Asians reach the top ranks  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/sports/06iht-tennis.4492642.html http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/06/news/tennis.php Christopher Johnson, Tuesday, February 6, 2007 TOKYO–  From the synthetic surfaces of Japan to the newly paved courts of Thailand and China, Asia has… Continue reading