Top 9 Japanese tennis players of all time


#8 Seiichiro Kashio

Seiichiro Kashio was a tennis player who competed in the 1920s, and with Ichiya Kumagae was one of the first Japanese Olympic medalists. He won the Canadian Open by defeating American player Walter Westbrook in the final - the biggest trophy a Japanese tennis player had won until that time.

At the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, Seiichiro and his partner Ichiya won the silver medal in doubles. That was Japan's first ever Olympic medal.

#7 Zenzo Shimizu

Shimizu reached the All-Comers final of the Wimbledon Championship in 1920, where he lost to Bill Tilden 4–6, 4–6, 11-13. At the 1921 Wimbledon Championships, he reached the semifinal which he lost to Manuel Alonso in five sets.

He was a member of Japan's Davis Cup team that finished second to United States in 1921. In 1921, Shimizu won the singles title at the Queen's Club Championship by defeating Mohammed Sleem in the final in straight sets.

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