Originally Posted by *bunny*
Nope. Not even WOWOW that shows summaries of World Group matches when everyone has forgotten about it.
J-Sports used to cover DC matches but not anymore. It's a real shame!
Sadly, for many people in Japan tennis is something you do for fun, not a spectators' sports.
But tickets sell very well at Japan Open and Toray Panpacific, so I think many people will watch it if it's on TV. I guess it's just free-to-air TVs are being lazy they don't like to be involved in tennis broadcast because you'd never know when the match will end.
I wonder if Kei can make a bigger impact to change this if he can get a breakthrough...hopefully soon.
I recgonise Ito and Sugita, and I know Sugita is the shorter dude.
(Maybe Ito uses same racquet as Kei, except Kei has a custom paint job)
I only watched part of the 2nd set, couldn't finish it because the video was lagging horribly.
Probably something wrong with my flash pluggin cause the internet connection was fine...they play pretty well and it was very close. Japan lost in the 4th set tb.
I'm hoping to see a good clean competitive match from Kei vs Somdev.
And the crowds pretty cool, they applaud both sides and seems to appreciate the sport.