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

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

Tennis Feb 13, 2019

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

Deep into the Melbourne night on Jan. 26, the newly crowned world No. 1 was still fielding questions from a room full of reporters. "For the second grand slam final of your career, what kind of things did you talk about with (coach) Sascha (Bajin) ...

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 ...