Takao Suzuki Bio

  • The only child in family of father, Katsuhiko, and mother, Kikuko
  • Born in Sapporo, but moved to Tokyo at age 16 to train at National Tennis Center
  • Hobbies include skiing, video games and began playing golf in 1998
  • Childhood heroes were Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg
  • Fan of Tokyo Giants baseball team and Rome Lazio soccer squad
  • Has a 13-6 career Davis Cup record (8-3 in singles) in nine ties
  • Considers best surface hard and style of play is serve and volley
  • Coached by Italian Claudio Pistolesi, who finished in Top 100 in 1987 (at No. 97) and '89 (at No. 95)
  • The two first played doubles together at Netherlands Satellite in 1996, winning title in third leg and finishing fifth in circuit
  • Fitness trainer is Maurizio De Franciscis.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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