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Top 9 Japanese tennis players of all time

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#6 Shuzo Matsuoka

Shuzo Matsuoka is most famous in Japan for his run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1995, where he lost to Pete Sampras after winning the first set. He reached a career high ranking of 46 following his Wimbledon exploits.

Matsuoka is the first Japanese player to have won an ATP title. He achieved this in 1992, when he won the Seoul ATP event. He was also the first Japanese player to cross 1 million in prize money earnings.

#5 Ichiya Kumagae

Ichiya Kumagae is one of the most successful Japanese tennis players of all time. He reached a career high ranking of World No. 7 and had a remarkable win-loss record of 165-21 in singles.

Kumagae made the semi-finals of the US Open in 1918, losing to eventual champion Robert Murray in an enthralling five-set contest.

His crowning achievement is winning the silver medal in both the singles and doubles categories at the Antwerp Olympic Games of 1920.

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