Atsushi Miyagi

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Atsushi Miyagi
Country (sports)  Japan
Born (1931-10-19) October 19, 1931 (age 86)
Tokyo, Japan
Plays Right-handed
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 2R (1954, 1955)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (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 doubles finals[edit]


Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1955 U.S. Championships 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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