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For Joel Tansey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Naomi Osaka needs more consistency next season

More Sports / Tennis Oct 30, 2018

Naomi Osaka needs more consistency next season

Naomi Osaka made her Centre Court debut in July at Wimbledon and looked every bit the part of a player who wasn't ready for prime time. "I wasn't nervous. I just think I was very overwhelmed," Osaka told reporters following her straight-sets defeat to Angelique ...

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

More Sports / Tennis Oct 1, 2018

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

At 40-30, Yoshihito Nishioka fired a second serve up the middle and watched as his opponent dumped a return into the net. It was a routine point at an opportune time, with the error from Pierre-Hugues Herbert coming on Nishioka's fifth championship point in the ...