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Wawrinka Wins Tough Opener

02 October 2012

Rakuten Open Japan started on Monday, September 1st. Two of YONEX’s players, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) and Hiroki Moriya (VCORE 98DPTGSPN) met in the opening match.

It was a tough opener for them, but Stan generated powerful shots and displayed strong performance, defeating the local Japanese player. Stan was especially aggressive on serves, earning 10 service aces, making it difficult for Hiroki to break. Also, Stan made twice as many break chances than his opponent. In the end Stan broke 3 times in the close match, and defeated his opponent by 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

YONEX announced its new tennis racquet, the VCORE Xi, to consumers on yesterday. Using the VCORE Xi racquet, Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) won the Malaysian Open title last week and offered his impressions on the VCORE Xi. “This new racquet gives me more spin. I felt very good at the first try, especially for spin and control of the forehand shots. I feel great playing with this racquet and I would like everybody to try the VCORE Xi. This racquet gave me additional power to win Malaysian Open.”

Today Australian Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98DPTGSPN) faces Dmitry Tursunov in the opener. “Hi, I’m here now in Tokyo Japan. I have played well in Bangkok last week so hopefully I can win here the Japan Open. That would be a dream come true for me. But there are a lot of good players and try my best the first round,” commented Bernard before the big tournament. 


Tournament Results [Day 1]

Men’s Singles [1st Round]

[7]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) def. [WC]Hiroki Moriya (VCORE 98D, PTGSPN)(JPN) 7-5 4-6 6-4


*Players’ images are from US Open 2012.