Rakuten Japan Open 2016: Nick Roars into Round 2

Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) super-served his way through the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open, recording a straight 7-5, 6-2 win over American Ryan Harrison with the new blue EZONE DR.


EZONE DR Dominates


According to Nick, “my most powerful shot is my serve,” and it was indeed the Aussie’s serve that won the day. He landed 14 blazing aces, and boasted second serve speeds of over 200km/h. Taking full advantage of the EZONE DR’s potent power, Nick plowed through everything his American opponent threw at him. The hard-hitting ATP #NextGen star broke Harrison three times, while refusing his opponent any chance to do the same. The match closed with a sizzling 194km/h strike by way of the EZONE DR.

The local fans were out in full force to cheer on Nick, rooting for the Aussie holding blue Yonex towels to match the new EZONE DR.

Victory with VCORE


Armed with the upgraded spin of the new VCORE SVJuan Monaco (VCORE SV 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130) came out on top over youngster Taylor Fritz. With his new spin-heavy “friend” and his veteran experience, Pico fired off 7 aces en route to his 7-6(2), 7-6(5) win. The new VCORE SV boasts new technology that cuts down air resistance and boosts repulsion for more speed and enhanced spin.

Rakuten Japan Open 2016 Tournament Results


Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[6] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-5, 6-2

Juan Monaco (VCORE SV 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130)(ARG) def. Tylor Fritz (USA) 7-6(2), 7-6(5)

[5] David Goffin (BEL) def. Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE SV 98, POLYTOUR SPIN, New Yonex Shoes) 7-5, 6-2

Share