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Tatsuyoshi 'Ryuki' Miki (三木龍喜, Miki Tatsuyoshi) (11 February 1904 – 9 January 1967) was a Japanese amateur tennis player. His main success was winning the 1934 Wimbledon Championships in mixed doubles (with Dorothy Round).

Contents

1 Sports career 2 Grand Slam finals (1)

2.1 Mixed doubles (1-0)

3 References 4 External links

Sports career[edit] Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
was born in Takamatsu. During his studies at the Kobe Higher Commercial School, he played for the collegiate tennis team. There he was approached by Tomiko Ataka, daughter of owner of the trading corporation Ataka and Company. Tomiko asked Miki to be her tennis coach. Miki became an employee at Ataka and Company and at the late 1920s was sent to London. Officially his assignment was to assist the local company representative Kyutaro Izaki, but in fact he was supposed to be a companion and personal assistant to Eiichi Ataka, the heir of the company and talented artist who was taking piano lessons in London, as well as his wife Michiko, another classmate of his.[3] While in London, Miki frequently played in amateur tennis tournaments. At Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
he played six times in a row, from 1929 to 1934, and four times (1930—1933) ascended there to the third round in singles competition. He also reached quarter-finals twice in 1932 and 1934. In 1932 he and another Japanese player Jiro Sato
Jiro Sato
defeated in the third round second seeded Australians Jack Crawford and Harry Hopman, and in 1934 Miki, pairing with South African Vernon Kirby eliminated in the second round Crqwford and Adrian Quist
Adrian Quist
who were fourth-seeded at the time.[4] But Miki's main success was achieved in mixed doubles. With the Briton Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
whom he was coaching and partnering since 1931[5] Miki first reached Wimbledon quarter-finals in 1933,[6] and the next year they won the mixed doubles tournament, making Ryuki the first Japanese player in history to win a Grand Slam event. At lesser British tournaments, with not so many strong opponents, Miki was a frequent singles finalist. Among others he won tournaments in Croydon and Eastbourne (1930), Birmingham (1931), Edgbaston (1933) and Melbury (1934). The Weybridge championships in St Georges Hill Miki won three times, in 1929, 1930 and 1933, also winning twice (in 1931 and 1934) the Sheffield and Hallamshire Championships. In addition to tournaments on the British soil Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
also took part in other competitions in Europe. He played three times at the French Championships, reaching third round in 1933. In 1932 he played for the Japan
Japan
Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team in the European zone and won all three his rubbers partnering Jiro Sato, including European semi-final tie in Italy; the Italians eventually won the match 3:2.[7] In February 1934 Tatsuyoshi Miki was appointed the non-playing captain of the Japan Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team[8] but the death of the team leader Sato left the Japanese without any chances in their first round European tie against the Australians which ended with a bitter 4:1 loss. Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
himself retired from tennis after 1934, and died in Tokyo. Grand Slam finals (1)[edit] Mixed doubles (1-0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championships Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1934 Wimbledon Dorothy Round Dorothy Shepherd-Barron Bunny Austin 3–6, 6–4, 6–0

References[edit]

^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Ryuki Miki: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Ryuki Miki: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Keiko Itoh. (2001). The Japanese Community in Pre-War Britain: From Integration to Disintegration. Routledge. pp. 122–127. ISBN 0-7007-1487-1.  ^ Ryuki Miki's results in men's doubles at the Wimbledon Championships official Web site ^ Mark Pottle. (2004). "Round, Dorothy Edith (1909–1982)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  ^ Ryuki Miki's results in mixed doubles at the Wimbledon Championships official Web site ^ European zone semi-final tie Italy-Japan, 1932 at the Davis Cup official Web site ^ "Davis Cup: Japanese Team — Nunoi and Satoh included". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 February 1934. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 

External links[edit]

Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
at the International Tennis
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Federation Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
at the Davis Cup Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
at the Tennis
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Archives Tatsuyoshi (Ryuki) Miki at the Tennis
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Archives Career finals at the World Tennis
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Database (search by last name)

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon mixed doubles champions

1913: Hope Crisp / Agnes Tuckey 1914: James Parke / Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1920: Gerald Patterson
Gerald Patterson
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1921: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1922: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1923: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1924: John Gilbert / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1926: Leslie Godfree / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1928: Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1929: Frank Hunter / Helen Wills 1930: Jack Crawford / Elizabeth Ryan 1931: George Lott / Anna McCune Harper 1932: Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1933: Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 1934: Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
/ Alice Marble 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1949: Eric Sturgess / Sheila Piercey Summers 1950: Eric Sturgess / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1953: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1954: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1956: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin 1957: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Darlene Hard 1958: Robert Howe / Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1961: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1962: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Margaret Osborne duPont 1963: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1964: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1965: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1967: Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Bill


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