The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Japan's only ATP World Tour event, continues to attract top players year after year to the Ariake Coliseum with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic joined by the likes of Borna Coric, Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic at ATP Tokyo 2019, live from September 30 to October 6.

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ATP Tokyo Tournament Schedule

ATP Japan Open Players 2019

With just one week to go before the Shanghai Rolex Masters and four places still up for grabs at the Nitto ATP Finals, the 2019 edition of the Rakuten Japan Open once again brings a very strong field studded with top players to the Ariake Coliseum from September 30 to October 6.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic leads the field as the Serbian plays his first tournament since a shoulder injury caused him to retire in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Djokovic has put together another stellar season in 2019, winning two more slams at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, but he does face a big challenge from Rafael Nadal to hold onto his No. 1 ranking over the coming months - and he'd love nothing more than to ease the pressure than claiming 500 points with the Tokyo title.

Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic have all withdrawn injured from this year's Japan Open, but there's still a bunch of very strong players lining up in Tokyo that will be determined to push Djokovic in his quest for the title.

Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic and two-time major finalist Kevin Anderson will be looking to ignite what has been forgetful seasons so far, while 2017 champion David Goffin is also looking to find his consistent best tennis.

Borna Coric is another player who has struggled to find his peak level in 2019 - could the Croatian, who is defending Shanghai runner-up points next week, go on a big run in the Japanese capital?

Alex de Minaur, Hyeon Chung, Lucas Pouille, Jan-Lennard Struff, Benoit Paire and Denis Shapovalov are other names to look out for as the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships get underway from September 30!

About the Japan Open

One of two 500-level tournaments played in Asia during the month of October, the Rakuten Japan Open is always a popular and hard-fought event among the top players it attracts to battle for ranking points, prize money - and glory.

Offering US$ 1,563,795 in prize money as well as 500 ranking points to the champion, the Japan Open is played on the hard courts of the Ariake Forest Park where the tennis centre boasts 48 tennis courts, including its main stadium, the Ariake Coliseum - one of the first tennis tournaments to be equipped with a retractable roof.

As tennis becomes ever more popular in Asia and the ATP World Tour and WTA Tour both boost their profile in the region, the Rakuten Japan Open now occupies a significant place in the autumn Asian swing on the men's tennis calendar. Preceded by 250-level events in Chengdu and Shenzhen after the US Open, the Rakuten Japan Open is one of two 500-level events - the other being the China Open in Beijing - played the week preceding the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the penultimate Masters 1000 Series event of the season.

As a 500-level event and with the ATP World Tour Finals fast approaching, the Rakuten Japan Open is also a key battleground in the fight to qualify as one of the 'elite eight' - the eight players who have performed the best throughout the season and who duel to win the last, big, crowning prize of the year. 

The longest-running ATP World Tour tennis tournament in Asia, the Japan Open was launched in 1972 and featured an all-Japanese final for its very first edition, when Toshiro Sakai beat Jun Kuki to claim the inaugural title. It wasn't until 2012, when Kei Nishikori beat Milos Raonic, that the Japan Open would crown another homegrown champion - and there still hasn't been another all-Japanese final in Tokyo. The profile of Japanese tennis is rising, however, with the accomplished Nishikori continuing to feature near the top of the rankings while Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 US Open, and both are likely to be prominently featured in the run-up to the Toyko Olympics in 2020.

There have been no shortage of stars who have triumphed at the Rakuten Japan Open: From Australian great Ken Rosewall (1973) to Ivan Lendl (1980), John McEnroe (1988) and Roger Federer in (2006), many of tennis's best male players have chosen to complete in Tokyo - often not just once, but many times. Stefan Edberg holds the record for most titles, winning the Japan Open four times between 1987 and 1991, while Pete Sampras won three titles in 1993-4 and 1996 and Jim Courier and Kei Nishikori have both won multiple titles in Tokyo.

In recent times, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2009), Rafael Nadal (2010), Andy Murray (2011), Juan Martin del Potro (2013) and Stan Wawrinka (2015) have proved popular champions at the Rakuten Japan Open. In 2016, Nick Kyrgios beat second seed Gael Monfils and then David Goffin in a thrilling three-set final which went to 7-5 in the decider to become the fourth Australian - and the first since his mentor Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 - to claim the title. Goffin had his revenge in 2017 when he won back-to-back titles in Shenzhen and at the Tokyo Open, defeating France's Adrian Mannarino in the final. Daniil Medvedev would go on to win the 2018 edition from qualifying, giving everyone a taste of what was to come the following season as he beat home favourite Nishikori in straight sets in the final.

Japan Open Tournament Information

Fast facts about the Japan Open

ATP TokyoRakuten Japan Open
DatesSeptember 30 to October 6, 2019
LocationTokyo, Japan
VenueAriake Coliseum
First played1972
Draw size32 singles/16 doubles
Prize moneyUS$ 1,563,795
Most titlesStefan Edberg (4 - 1987, 1989-91)
Reigning singles championDaniil Medvedev
Reigning doubles championsBen McLachlan/Jan-Lennard Struff

ATP Tokyo Ranking Points

These are the ranking points awarded by the ATP World Tour for reaching various rounds at a 500-level event like the Japan Open.

ATP 500 ranking points

Round of 1645

ATP Tokyo champions

Here is a complete list of all the singles champions at the Rakuten Japan Open. 

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Previous winners of the Japan Open

1972Toshiro SakaiJun Kuki
1973Ken RosewallJohn Newcombe
1974John NewcombeKen Rosewall
1975Raul RamirezManuel Orantes
1976Roscoe TannerCorrado Barrazzutti
1977Manuel OrantesKim Warwick
1978Adriano PanattaPat du Pre
1979Terry MoorPat du Pre
1980Ivan LendlEliot Teltscher
1981Balazs TaroczyEliot Teltscher
1982Jimmy AriasDominique Bedel
1983Eliot TeltscherAndres Gomez
1984David PateTerry Moor
1985Scott DavisJimmy Arias
1986Ramesh KrishnanJohn Carlsson
1987Stefan EdbergDavid Pate
1988John McEnroeStefan Edberg
1989Stefan Edberg (2)Ivan Lendl
1990Stefan Edberg (3)Aaron Krickstein
1991Stefan Edberg (4)Ivan Lendl
1992Jim CourierRichard Krajicek
1993Pete SamprasBrad Gilbert
1994Pete Sampras (2)Michael Chang
1995Jim Courier (2)Andre Agassi
1996Pete Sampras (3)Richey Reneberg
1997Richard KrajicekLionel Roux
1998Andrei PavelByron Black
1999Nicholas KieferWayne Ferreira
2000Sjeng SchalkenNicolas Lapentti
2001Lleyton HewittMichael Kratchovil
2002Kenneth CarlsenMagnus Norman
2003Rainer SchuttlerSebastian Grosjean
2004Jiri NovakTaylor Dent
2005Wesley MoodieMario Ancic
2006Roger FedererTim Henman
2007David FerrerRichard Gasquet
2008Tomas BerdychJuan Martin del Potro
2009Jo-Wilfried TsongaMikhail Youzhny
2010Rafael NadalGael Monfils
2011Andy MurrayRafael Nadal
2012Kei NishikoriMilos Raonic
2013Juan Martin del PotroMilos Raonic
2014Kei Nishikori (2)Milos Raonic
2015Stan WawrinkaBenoit Paire
2016Nick KyrgiosDavid Goffin
2017David GoffinAdrian Mannarino
2018Daniil MedvedevKei Nishikori

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