Atsushi Miyagi

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Atsushi Miyagi
Country (sports)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Born (1931-10-19) October 19, 1931 (age 87)
Tokyo, Japan
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 2R (1954, 1955)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1955)

Atsushi Miyagi(宮城淳,Miyagi Atsushi, born October 19, 1931) is a Japanese former tennis player. In 1955 he and Kosei Kamo became the first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Kosei Kamo was a Japanese tennis player. In 1955 he and Atsushi Miyagi became the first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam tournament.



In 1955 Miyagi won the U.S. National Championships men's doubles title at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston with compatriot Kosei Kamo after a five-set victory over Americans Gerald Moss and Bill Quillian. [1] Hurricane Diane roared through New England in August 1955, flooding the tennis courts and delaying the tournament for a week. When the tournament resumed many of the leading players such as Ken Rosewall, Tony Trabert, Lew Hoad and Vic Seixas had already left which devalued the men's doubles draw. [2]

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men's singles and men's doubles were first played in 1881.

Longwood Cricket Club cricket and tennis club

Longwood Cricket Club is a tennis and former cricket club based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States. It is the site of the first Davis Cup competition.

Boston State capital of Massachusetts, U.S.

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, as well as the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

Miyagi won the Japanese tennis championships in 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1960.

Between 1952 and 1963 he played in 16 ties for the Japanese Davis Cup team. [3]

Davis Cup annual international team competition in mens tennis

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. By 2016, 135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States and Australia. The present champions are Croatia, who beat France to win their second title in 2018.

At the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia he won a gold medal in the men's doubles competition with Michio Fujii and a silver medal in the men's singles competition.

Tennis is part of the Asian Games program. It has been played at each edition of the games since 1958, with the exception of 1970. Men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles have been contested each time. Men's and women's team events have been contested since 1962.

Jakarta Special Capital Region in Indonesia

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Indonesia Republic in Southeast Asia

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Grand Slam finals

Doubles (1 title)

Win1955 U.S. Championships Grass Flag of Japan.svg Kosei Kamo Flag of the United States.svg Gerald Moss
Flag of the United States.svg Bill Quillian
6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 1–6, 6–4

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