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The tennis fans in Tokyo are in for a treat this week, as the Rakuten Japan Open will be starting on Monday. Needless to mention, Kei Nishikori will be featuring in the tournament as the top seed, following his record of 51-15.


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He last played in the US Open, where he was the semifinalist. He has won only one title so far, but the world no. 5 is nowhere close to losing his ranking, or his form. World no. 8 Gael Monfils will be keen on retaining his newly found rhythm in the top 10, as he comes in as the second seed. Like Nishikori, he too was the semifinalist at the Flushing Meadows, losing to Novak Djokovic. He has been quite consistent this year, as he seeks to close the season with the 500 series trophy from Tokyo. Right below him in the rankings is Tomas Berdych, who is the third seed here. The Czech's form over the last few months hasn't been that particularly impressive, but he is certainly capable of shifting the rhythm anytime.


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He was among the last four to reach the semifinals in ATP St. Petersburg. Apart from them, Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Nick Kyrgios will also be playing here, making this a must watch event of the week.


Posted: 5th October 2015


Having held on outdoor hard courts, the Rakuten Japan Open is one of the biggest Asian tennis tournaments of the year, and after being promoted to an ATP 500 event back in 2009 it is now one of the more lucrative ones as well.


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While the total prize money is less than half of what they dish out in Beijing during the week, it's still well over a million bucks with its $1,100,000 total sum. The reigning champion is Kei Nishikori who has defeated the Canadian Milos Raonic in last year's final, not the first time. The same final took place back in 2012 where Nishikori (similarly to last year) defeated the lanky Canadian in three sets. To add insult to injury, Raonic lost the 2013 final as well, that time being defeated by the Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro who has unfortunately been out with stubborn wrist problems. If we go further back and take a look at the previous winners, we can ran into some of the game's greats like Pete Sampras, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.


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The latter two won't compete in this year's event (Sampras retired more than a decade ago), but world number four Stan Wawrinka and world number six Nishikori will be there as the main favorites to reach the final.


Posted: 29th September 2014


The 2014 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is a professional and famous tennis tournament played on the outdoor hard courts of Japan. Tournament has a long history in the past and it is 42nd edition of the tournament to be played this year. The tournament is part of the 500 series of 2014 ATP World Tour. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan from 29th September to 5th October, 2014.


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There are in total eight professional tennis players from seven different countries participating in the event with Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at the top seed. Presence of such high quality professional players will make the tournament even more exciting and interesting to watch. Moreover every players has come well prepared for the tournament, hoping to win the tournament for their countries.


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With such hostile environment among the players, the tournament will carry the legacy of being the most exciting ATP tournament to watch. Last year Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina won the title for his country after some excellent tennis. Winner of the tournament will get the descent prize money of $1,373,420.


Posted: 30th September 2013


Tennis has its long and thriving roots in the heart of Asia that is the Tokyo, Japan. On 30th September the tennis would be played on the hard court with more intense and more enthusiasm as ATP Tour would have reached the Asia.


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The Rakuten Japan Tennis Tournament is longest and most favourite ATP World Tour tennis played in Asia. It was first held in 1972 and since then the tournament has always been on the top as exciting and nail biting competition are held. The interest of the crowd is so appreciating that they come from long distances to see their favourite stars playing in the one of the world most expensive tennis stadiums. The players will fight for their name and to earn the title of the Asian champion and also to earn the huge prize money of $1,297,000. But this money is not easy to win as the players are professional and greedy to win and register their names for this year champion as Kei Nishikori did last year when he played the best game of his life to win the singles tournament.


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So, fun is just going to start and huge crowd is expected to be present on this Monday cheering their players.


Posted: 4th October 2012


On the ATP World Tour this week, two ATP 500 level tournaments that start on the same day. Our featured tournament is in Tokyo, Japan and it will be hard courts with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. This event starts on the 1st of October and it is worth $1,280,565. It is officially called the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships and it will be joined by an almost identical event in Beijing, China called the China Open. After that, there is a Masters 1000 event held in Shanghai, China, called the Shanghai Rolex Masters.


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The tournament that has most recently been completed on the ATP World Tour is the Malaysian Open, which is in Kuala Lumpur. The prize purse was $850,000 and Juan Monaco took the singles title while Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya won in the doubles. That event started on September 24th. The top seed for the Rakuten Japen Open Tennis Championship is Novak Djokovic, with David Ferrer as the second seed and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as the third. Fourth and fifth seeds are going to be Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet.


Posted: 7th October 2010


The ATP World Tour heads to Tokyo, Japan this week for a tournament called the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships and it happens October 4th through the 10th, This tournament is a hard court and the prize purse is $1,100,000. It will be followed by the Shanghai Rolex Masters, which starts on the same day that the ATP Tokyo ends. Get your membership to watch tennis streams live from your computer. You'll get instant access to our member's area and high quality video of tennis tournaments all year round.


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The singles draw for this tournament is 32 and the doubles draw is 16 for the main draw. The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is actually the oldest tournament on the ATP calendar that is held in Asia, having started in 1973. It is a combined Sony Ericsson WTA Tour and ATP World Tour event and is will be held at the Ariake Colesseum, which has forty eight courts and a stadium with a retractable roof. The top seed for this tournament is Rafael Nadal, who has had a great season so far with three majors won.


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Andy Roddick is the second seed, still hoping to qualify for Barclays. He was a 2008 semi-finalist in 2008 and he'll be looking for a few points. Juan Martin del Potro is the third seed, and he was also in the 2008 edition, ending up in the final losing to Tomas Berdych. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is back after his injury to take the fourth seed spot. The other seeds include Jurgen Melzer, Gael Monfils, Feliciano Lopez and Juan Monaco. Get your membership now to watch tennis streams online right from your computer. Click on the links to get started.


Posted: 8th October 2009


Starting on October 5th the men of the Association of Tennis Professionals will play in Tokyo, Japan for the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. This tournament has a total prize purse of $1,226,500 and the draws will be thirty two singles and sixteen doubles. This ATP 250 Tournament features some of the names in brand new tennis talent that are hoping for a spot in the ATP 500 or Master's Events next year, earning enough points to come out on top. If you want to watch the men of the ATP compete at Tokyo, then get your membership at the banners on this page right now.


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The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is actually the ATP Tournament that has been running the longest in all of Asia, with its inception in 1973. This will be both an ATP 250 event, and will feature women from the Sony Ericcson WTA Tour, played at Ariake Colesseum, a huge tennis center with 48 courts and a stadium that was one of the first to implement the retractable roof. The WTA event is titled the Toray Pan Pacific Open, and it is a Premier $2,000,000 outdoor hardcourt tournament that features a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 16.


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As for the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, this tournament will feature world number five Juan Martin del Potro as its top seed along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Radek Stepanek and defending champion Tomas Berdych who will face some stiff competition if he wants to defend his title. Also among your top players are Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Haas. Get your membership now to see this tournament live and in high quality streaming video. Don't miss the 2009 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championship starting on October 5th.


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