Sho Shimabukuro
Sho Shimabukuro
Sho Shimabukuro
Sho Shimabukuro
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Parents are Michiko and Katsuya. Has two older siblings, brother Shun and sister Yu, and a younger brother, Ryo.
    • Began playing tennis aged six with his siblings, inspired by watching Roger Federer.
    • Did not have experience with international tours until after graduating college, so it was initially "quite challenging" on Tour. But says competing on the ATP Tour is "truly amazing".
    • Favourite shot is his forehand, surface is hard court and enjoys playing tournaments in Japan. His favourite city on Tour is Tokyo.
    • Tennis idol is Roger Federer and his favourite athlete is football player Kevin De Bruyne. His favourite sports team is Manchester City.
    • Outside of tennis, enjoys golf and football. His dream job is to be a football player.
    • Likes watching Japanese comedy on television. His favourite movie is The Greatest Showman.
    • Favourite school subject was science. He says his best quality is his smile and worst quality is being shy.

    (UPDATED 26 AUGUST 2023)

    • Qualified for 2nd straight Grand Slam tournament at 2023 US Open and lost only 1 set in his 3 matches, capping it off with a 3-set win over No. 10 seed Broady. At Wimbledon, qualified for 1st Grand Slam tournament and lost to No. 24 Dimitrov in 1R.
    • Has compiled a 19-13 record on ATP Challenger Tour in 2023 and won 1st career title at Nonthaburi-3, THA (d. Cazaux) in January. In May, qualified at Tunis and won title (d. Blancaneaux) and afterwards broke into Top 200 at No. 178. Achieved a career-high No. 156 on 7 August.
    • Played in 2022 Davis Cup tie vs Uzbekistan and beat Istomin for 1st career tour-level win.
    • Qualified in 1st ATP Tour main draw at 2022 Tokyo and lost to Majchrzak in 1R.
    • Has a 38-27 career Challenger record (29-24 on hard) and 99-61 career record on ITF World Tour with 3 hard court titles.


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