Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success? - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 160
                     
Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

When I said "future success", I meant something along the lines of a regular top-5 ranking, plenty of TMS titles and/or a GS victory (in the singles, not just the doubles).

I read in an article in 'The Japan Times', which had an interview with Nick Bollettieri. He mentioned that he's got two prospective guys training at a facility he's funding: Genki Tomita and Kei Nishikori. Both are around 14 or 15, I think, and he's made a point with Nishikori's aggressive attacking game which he thinks will become a crucial weapon for him.

Opinions?
Hokit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Registered User
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Posts: 4,484
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

i wish all d japanese players success, but which one has the best prospect i have no idea coz i dont know enough abt them , i havn't heard of the names u mention though its good for japanese tennis(n tennis overall) that they're funding younger players. some new blood from asia is always a good thing, i'd love to see more asians in d top100 in d near future.

Takao Suzuki's probably the only japanese player i know.

+
Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Hyeon Chung | Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki

Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak

ATP Tokyo 2012, ATP Memphis 2013 Champion Kei Nishikori
chewy is offline  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 10:48 PM
Registered User
 
Papakori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tokyo
Age: 26
Posts: 4,369
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

I hope Go Soeda has success, I think he is an interesting player

SweetingNishikoriIsnerBrands
BemelmansBozoljacDarcisRobredo
FucsovicsMalisseSoedaTrevisan
Papakori is offline  
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-27-2005, 03:13 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pyongyang
Posts: 14,394
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

i know some japanese players, but i can't understand their names in English...
you see山杉爱,浅越忍...
do you understand?
Cindy19 is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-28-2005, 09:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

It is said that Takahiro Ittogi is the brightest hope.
Kei Nishikori seems to be good too.
But whether they will have success at big tourneys on regular basis is another question.

and Cindy, I can understand those names you wrote. Thank you.
杉山愛 = Ai Sugiyama
浅越しのぶ(not 忍) = Shinobu Asagoe
Sailor is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 160
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cindy19
i know some japanese players, but i can't understand their names in English...
you see山杉爱,浅越忍...
do you understand?
The first one's Ai Sugiyama. I'm not sure about the second one, but I'm positive the characters are supposed to read "浅越しのぶ" (Asagoe Shinobu).

Both are WTA players, and both have done relatively well, though not fantastic.

Sailor: I have not heard much about Ittogi. Can you tell me a bit more about his game?

Here's the article I read on Nishikori and Tomita:

Quote:
Top coach Bollettieri backhands rule changes

By JOHN MAYLAM
Staff writer

The Japan Times: In Japan we have some talented female players in Ai Sugiyama and Shinobu Asagoe but there is a definite lack of high-profile male players.

Nick Bollettieri: There are some coming. Japan has three great players coming and we think one of them could be a top 10 player in the world.

Among the boys, we have Genki Tomita and Kei Nishikori and a great young female prospect in Fumiaki Kita.

Nishikori, who is 15, could be a sensation. He hits the ball hard, has an attacking style, is mentally strong and can do anything with the ball. Recently he had a practice session with Tommy Haas (top German pro) and Kei gave him such a run around that Tommy ended up getting pissed off.

The Japan Times: What have been the problems in Japanese tennis to date?

Nick Bolletieri: Well, the Japanese players have been very stoic. Take your girls -- basically they like that baseline. Even though they play pretty good doubles, they like that baseline. Unless you are an unbelievable baseliner with a huge serve, it is tough to win just from the baseline.

I also think their whole background has been one of conservatism. Not flamboyant, afraid to take gambles.

I also think that the coaching here is starting to improve. More depth in coaching.

Further, training Japanese players just in their own country is a little limiting. They need to test themselves against different styles of play to learn to adjust their games. They need more exposure.

The president of Sony, Masaoki Morita, is doing a lot to help the game here, by sponsoring kids.

The Japan Times: Why did you choose Tachibana Tennis Academy to hold this seminar?

Nick Bollettieri: First of all, I think that Hideki Ishii, the head coach out here, is an outstanding teaching pro and is very dedicated. Also, it is a great facility right in the hub of town and made it easy to give a seminar like this.

The Japan Times: Why are you focused on kids in Japan and what do you hope to achieve here? Could you tell us a bit about your vision?

Nick Bollettieri: I had a very interesting meeting with the Professor of the Nippon Sport Science University and president of the Japan Professional Tennis Association, Isao Watanabe. I believe that this meeting will be a major step forward in the coaching of tennis in Japan.

My coaching partner, Gabe Jaramillo, and I have two objectives: Get more people to play the game with one program; and then develop champions as a second program.

The Japan Times: So do you think we could have a Japanese Wimbledon champion in the future?

Nick Bollittieri: Within five years, we believe that one of the boys at the academy right now can be a top 10 player. Anytime you have a top 10 player, you have a chance of reaching another level.

I can't say whether you will have a Wimbledon champion, but I believe that within the next five years, Japan could have some players in the top 10 in the world. Once you do that, the whole ball game changes.

But you need a big winner. We got to have a winner.

The Japan Times: Like the Russian women . . . suddenly there one or two Russian champions and now they are coming out of the woodwork. Also 15 years ago, the Swedish men started to suddenly produce champions . . .

Nick Bollittieri: Exactly!

Like (Mats) Wilander and all the guys. But we have to have some big winners to excite. In order to have those winners, we need more depth in the coaching, more sponsorship, more flexibility and we have to have more of a system like our system in the academy.

There are no guarantees, but if you put all of these things together, you have a chance.

Japan is not lacking good athletes -- this was clear in the Olympic Games. The Japanese may not be big in stature but they are good athletes and therefore need to be taught not to have any weaknesses in their game.

They need to be taught how to play a total game -- bigger forehands, bigger serves -- you can't just play from the baseline.

Finally, I would like to say that following the meeting I had tonight, I am hoping that very soon, I can make a major impact with a Japanese player and help all the coaches in the country.

For information on the Tachibana Tennis Academy, contact: 045-580-3130 or Fax: 045-580-3160

The Japan Times: Nov. 12, 2004
Hokit is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 09:12 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokit
Sailor: I have not heard much about Ittogi. Can you tell me a bit more about his game?
Hi, Hokit. I also don't know much about his game. He will play AIG Japan Open this year with a wildcard, so if I had a chance to watch him, I might be able to say something later. Here's a brief profile (written in Japanese). http://www.ki-enta.jp/profile/athlete/ittogi.html
Sailor is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 09:41 AM
Registered User
 
Papakori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tokyo
Age: 26
Posts: 4,369
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Thanks Sailor

SweetingNishikoriIsnerBrands
BemelmansBozoljacDarcisRobredo
FucsovicsMalisseSoedaTrevisan
Papakori is offline  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 11:23 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pyongyang
Posts: 14,394
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

That's great that you can understand me Hokit and Sailor!!!!
and i want to say a li a do, haha =)
Cindy19 is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-04-2005, 05:25 PM
Registered User
 
Papakori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tokyo
Age: 26
Posts: 4,369
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

I heard about Nishikori the other day also,

I think that possibly he could be Japan's leading male. I also heard of another Japanese junior, aged 15 like Nishikori called Kento. I forgot his last name.

I hope Japan can have a top male player in the game soon!

SweetingNishikoriIsnerBrands
BemelmansBozoljacDarcisRobredo
FucsovicsMalisseSoedaTrevisan
Papakori is offline  
post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 09:36 AM
Registered User
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Posts: 4,484
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

is any of mentioned players 'Kento Takeuchi'?
he is in d uso boys draw.

+
Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Hyeon Chung | Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki

Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak

ATP Tokyo 2012, ATP Memphis 2013 Champion Kei Nishikori
chewy is offline  
post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pyongyang
Posts: 14,394
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

???i have no idea about that...
and i like Japanese football team, and that guy's name is 田中达也, i don't know how to spell his name in English nor Japanese
Cindy19 is offline  
post #13 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 02:44 PM
Registered User
 
Papakori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tokyo
Age: 26
Posts: 4,369
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy
is any of mentioned players 'Kento Takeuchi'?
he is in d uso boys draw.
Yes, I think Takeuchi out of the japanese players is the highest yet he seems to be forgotten more

SweetingNishikoriIsnerBrands
BemelmansBozoljacDarcisRobredo
FucsovicsMalisseSoedaTrevisan
Papakori is offline  
post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Registered User
 
Papakori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tokyo
Age: 26
Posts: 4,369
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Nishikori is doing well in the boys juniors, into the US open quarters and playing Chardy

SweetingNishikoriIsnerBrands
BemelmansBozoljacDarcisRobredo
FucsovicsMalisseSoedaTrevisan
Papakori is offline  
post #15 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 160
                     
Re: Which Japanese player do you think has the best prospect for future success?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cindy19
???i have no idea about that...
and i like Japanese football team, and that guy's name is 田中达也, i don't know how to spell his name in English nor Japanese
田中达也 = Tanaka Tatsuya.

I haven't heard of the guy, though I'm not a football fan...

Last edited by Hokit; 09-10-2005 at 12:34 PM.
Hokit is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome