Japan Open (tennis)

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Rakuten Japan Open
Rakuten logo.svg
Founded 1972
Location Tokyo
 Japan
Venue Ariake Coliseum
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Official website
 ATP World Tour
Category 500 series (2009–)
International Series Gold (1998–2008)
Championship Series (1990–97)
Grand Prix circuit (1972–1989)
Draw 32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize Money US$1,100,000
 WTA Tour
Category Tier III (−2008)
Draw 32M / 32Q / 16D
Prize Money US$175,000

The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships[1] is a tennis tournament held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. Held since 1972, the championship includes men's singles and doubles competitions. Until 2008 it was a joint tournament for both men and women, but since 2008 Ariake Coliseum has hosted another women's tournament, Toray Pan Pacific Open. On the women's side the tournament was held since 1979 and had famous champions such as Kimiko Date (4 victories between 1992 to 1996), Ai Sugiyama, Monica Seles and Maria Sharapova (twice).

Prior to the advent of the ATP Tour, the Japan Open was known as the Tokyo Outdoor Grand Prix and was part of the Grand Prix tennis tour between 1972 and 1989.

Past finals[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro Canada Milos Raonic 7–6(7–5), 7–5
2012 Japan Kei Nishikori Canada Milos Raonic 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–0
2011 United Kingdom Andy Murray Spain Rafael Nadal 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal France Gaël Monfils 6–1, 7–5
2009 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–3, 6–3
2008 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–1, 6–4
2007 Spain David Ferrer France Richard Gasquet 6–1, 6–2
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–3, 6–3
2005 South Africa Wesley Moodie Croatia Mario Ančić 1–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
2004 Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Taylor Dent 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
2003 Germany Rainer Schüttler France Sébastien Grosjean 7–6(7–5), 6–2
2002 Denmark Kenneth Carlsen Sweden Magnus Norman 7–6(8–6), 6–3
2001 Australia Lleyton Hewitt Switzerland Michel Kratochvil 6–4, 6–2
2000 Netherlands Sjeng Schalken Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1999 Germany Nicolas Kiefer South Africa Wayne Ferreira 7–6(7–5), 7–5
1998 Romania Andrei Pavel Zimbabwe Byron Black 6–3, 6–4
1997 Netherlands Richard Krajicek France Lionel Roux 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
1996 United States Pete Sampras United States Richey Reneberg 6–4, 7–5
1995 United States Jim Courier United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–4
1994 United States Pete Sampras United States Michael Chang 6–4, 6–2
1993 United States Pete Sampras United States Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1992 United States Jim Courier Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–4, 6–4, 7–6
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 7–5, 6–0
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg United States Aaron Krickstein 6–4, 7–5
1989 Sweden Stefan Edberg Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1988 United States John McEnroe Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–2
1987 Sweden Stefan Edberg United States David Pate 7–6, 6–4
1986 India Ramesh Krishnan Sweden Johan Carlsson 6–3, 6–1
1985 United States Scott Davis United States Jimmy Arias 6–1, 7–6
1984 United States David Pate United States Terry Moor 6–3, 7–5
1983 United States Eliot Teltscher Ecuador Andrés Gómez 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
1982 United States Jimmy Arias France Dominique Bedel 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
1981 Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 1–6, 7–6
1980 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Eliot Teltscher 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
1979 United States Terry Moor United States Pat Du Pré 3–6, 7–6, 6–2
1978 Italy Adriano Panatta United States Pat Du Pré 6–3, 6–3
1977 Spain Manuel Orantes Australia Kim Warwick 6–2, 6–1
1976 United States Roscoe Tanner Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 6–2
1975 Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
1974 Australia Rod Laver Australia Ken Rosewall 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
1973 Australia Ken Rosewall Australia John Newcombe 6–1, 6–4
1972 Japan Toshiro Sakai Japan Jun Kuki 6–3, 6–3

Men's doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1973 Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Allan Stone
7–5, 7–5
1974 Not completed due to weather.
1975 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
1976 Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ken Rosewall
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
1977 Australia Geoff Masters
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
1978 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
1979 Australia Colin Dibley
United States Pat Du Pré
Australia Rod Frawley
Paraguay Francisco González
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
1980 Australia Ross Case
Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1981 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Larry Stefanki
United States Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1982 United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
1983 United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Steve Meister
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
1984 United States David Dowlen
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
United States Mark Dickson
United States Steve Meister
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1985 United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Greg Holmes
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
1986 United States Matt Anger
United States Ken Flach
United States Jimmy Arias
United States Greg Holmes
6–2, 6–3
1987 United States Paul Annacone
United States Kevin Curren
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 7–6
1988 Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Johan Kriek
United States Steve Denton
United States David Pate
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1989 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
7–6, 7–6
1990 Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Brad Pearce
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
1992 United States Kelly Jones
United States Rick Leach
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
1993 United States Ken Flach
United States Rick Leach
Canada Glenn Michibata
United States David Pate
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1994 Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Patrick McEnroe
7–5, 6–1
1995 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Jonathan Stark
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
1996 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Rick Leach
6–2, 6–3
1997 Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
United States Justin Gimelstob
Australia Patrick Rafter
2–6, 6–2, 7–6
1998 Canada Sébastien Lareau
Canada Daniel Nestor
France Olivier Delaître
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
6–3, 6–4
1999 United States Jeff Tarango
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
United States Brian MacPhie
4–3, ret.
2000 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
2001 United States Rick Leach
Australia David Macpherson
Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
2002 South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Graydon Oliver
7–6, 6–4
2003 United States Justin Gimelstob
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
United States Scott Humphries
The Bahamas Mark Merklein
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
2004 United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic Petr Pála
5–1, ret.
2005 Japan Satoshi Iwabuchi
Japan Takao Suzuki
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
5–4, 5–4
2006 Australia Ashley Fisher
United States Tripp Phillips
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
6–2, 7–5
2007 Australia Jordan Kerr
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Canada Frank Dancevic
Australia Stephen Huss
6–4, 6–4
2008 Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
2009 Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
2010 United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
Italy Andreas Seppi
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 6–2
2011 United Kingdom Andy Murray
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Filip Polášek
6–1, 6–4
2012 Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2013 India Rohan Bopanna
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
7–6(7–5), 6–4

Women's singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2008 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Estonia Kaia Kanepi 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
2007 France Virginie Razzano United States Venus Williams 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
2006 France Marion Bartoli Japan Aiko Nakamura 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
2005 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová France Tatiana Golovin 7–6(7–4), 3–2 ret.
2004 Russia Maria Sharapova United States Mashona Washington 6–0, 6–1
2003 Russia Maria Sharapova Hungary Anikó Kapros 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
2002 United States Jill Craybas Croatia Silvija Talaja 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2001 United States Monica Seles Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–3, 6–2
2000 France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Amy Frazier 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
1999 United States Amy Frazier Japan Ai Sugiyama 6–2, 6–2
1998 Empire of Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Corina Morariu 6–3, 6–3
1997 Empire of Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Amy Frazier 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1996 Empire of Japan Kimiko Date United States Amy Frazier 7–5, 6–4
1995 United States Amy Frazier Empire of Japan Kimiko Date 7–6, 7–5
1994 Empire of Japan Kimiko Date United States Amy Frazier 7–5, 6–0
1993 Empire of Japan Kimiko Date Netherlands Stephanie Rottier 6–1, 6–3
1992 Empire of Japan Kimiko Date Belgium Sabine Appelmans 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
1991 United States Lori McNeil Belgium Sabine Appelmans 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
1990 Sweden Catarina Lindqvist Australia Elizabeth Smylie 6–3, 6–2
1989 Empire of Japan Kumiko Okamoto Australia Elizabeth Smylie 6–4, 6–2
1988 United States Patty Fendick United States Stephanie Rehe 6–3, 7–5
1987 Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva United States Barbara Gerken 6–2, 6–3
1986 Canada Helen Kelesi Argentina Bettina Fulco-Villella 6–2, 6–2
1985 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Linda Gates 6–3, 6–4
1984 Switzerland Lilian Kelaidis United States Shawn Foltz 6–4, 6–2
1983 Empire of Japan Etsuko Inoue United States Shelley Solomon 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1982 Peru Laura Gildemeister Peru Pilar Vasquez 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
1981 West Germany Marie Pinterova United States Pam Casale 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
1980 Romania Mariana Simionescu Australia Nerida Gregory 6–4, 6–4
1979 United States Betsy Nagelsen Empire of Japan Naoko Sato 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2008 United States Jill Craybas
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Aiko Nakamura
4–6, 7–5, [10–6]
2007 China Sun Tiantian
China Yan Zi
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
United States Vania King
1–6, 6–2, [10–6]
2006 United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–2
2005 Argentina Gisela Dulko
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2004 Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Jennifer Hopkins
United States Mashona Washington
6–1, 6–4
2003 Russia Maria Sharapova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
United States Ansley Cargill
United States Ashley Harkleroad
7–6(7–1), 6–0
2002 Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Nana Miyagi
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
2001 South Africa Liezel Huber
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
6–2, 6–0
2000 France Julie Halard-Decugis
United States Corina Morariu
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–2
1999 United States Corina Morariu
United States Kimberly Po
Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6–3, 6–2
1998 Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
1997 France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
Japan Rika Hiraki
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United States Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–2
1996 Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
1995 Japan Miho Saeki
Japan Yuka Yoshida
Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
1994 Japan Mami Donoshiro
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–4, 6–1
1993 Japan Ei Iida
Japan Maya Kidowaki
China Li Fang
Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1992 Japan Rika Hiraki
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Kimiko Date
United States Stephanie Rehe
7–5, 6–7, 6–0
1991 United States Amy Frazier
Japan Maya Kidowaki
Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
6–2, 6–4
1990 United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Hu Na
Australia Michelle Jaggard
6–0, 3–6, 6–1
1979–
1989
not available

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Coordinates: 35°38′10″N 139°47′28″E / 35.636°N 139.791°E / 35.636; 139.791