Yosuke Watanuki
Yosuke Watanuki
Yosuke Watanuki
Yosuke Watanuki
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Started playing tennis at age 3 because father and brothers were playing.
    • Father, Hirotsugu, and mother, Chizuru, are tennis coaches. Brothers are Keisuke, his coach, and Yusuke, who also plays tennis.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournament is Tokyo.
    • Idol growing up was Andy Murray. Also admires Nick Kyrgios and Kei Nishikori.
    • Hobbies include driving, sleeping and watching tennis.
    • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would go to college.
    • Trains in Ariake, Japan and San Remo, Italy.
    • Fitness trainer is Hamaura.

    (UPDATED 21AUGUST 2023)

    • Made breakthrough in 2023 by cracking the Top 100 in July and reaching a career-high No. 88 on 21 August after SF at Stanford Challenger.
    • Qualified a personal-best 5 times into tour-level tournaments in 2023 and made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open, reaching 2R as a Q (d. Rinderknech, l. to Korda) and also advanced to 2R at Wimbledon as LL (d. Huesler in 5 sets, l. to Zverev in 4 sets). Attempted to qualify in 7 Grand Slam tournaments before 2023 Australian Open success.
    • Earned biggest career win over No. 12 Auger-Aliassime at 2023 Washington (l. to Humbert in 3R).
    • Qualified for 1st ATP Masters 1000 in Miami (d. Paire, l. to Tiafoe in 3 sets) and later in Madrid (d. Moutet, l. to Norrie).
    • Has a 95-64 career record on ATP Challenger Tour (87-52 on hard) and 3-3 in finals. Won titles on home soil at 2019 Kobe and back-to-back at 2022 Kobe and Yokkaichi.
    • Broke into Top 200 in November 2018 after advancing to 1st ATP Challenger Tour final in Kobe (d. Nishioka, l. to Ito).
    • Posted 1st ATP Tour win at 2018 Tokyo as Q (d. Haase). Made ATP Tour debut at 2018 Washington as Q and squandered 1 MP vs. Medvedev.
    • Peaked at No. 2 in junior rankings on 21 March 2016. Went 104-39 on ITF Junior Circuit, including wins over fellow #NextGenATP players Clarke, de Minaur, Kecmanovic, Kuhn, Popyrin, Ruud and Tsitsipas. Reached US Open boys' SFs in 2016 singles and 2015 doubles w/Harris. Ended junior career with title at 2016 Osaka Grade A.


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