Atsushi Miyagi

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Atsushi Miyagi
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1931-10-19) October 19, 1931 (age 87)
Tokyo, Japan
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open2R (1954, 1955)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (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.


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]

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]

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.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1955 U.S. Championships Grass Japan Kosei Kamo United States Gerald Moss
United States Bill Quillian
6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 1–6, 6–4


  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Earl Flops, Tournament Moves On". September 3, 2010. Bud Collins Tennis. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Davis Cup - Player Profile". ITF. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

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