Tatsuma Ito Bio

  • Began playing at age nine and became a runner up at a national tournament at age 12
  • From Mie Prefecture
  • Mother, Sachiko is a housewife, father, Koji, is a school teacher
  • Has a sister, Kanako, who is 7 years older and a sister, Arisa, who is 3 years younger
  • Turned pro in 2006 while in high school
  • Moved to Tokyo in 2008 to train at the newly completed National Training Center in Kita ward with Go Soeda
  • Made Davis Cup debut for Japan in 2009
  • Broke into the Top 100 in 2012 and played at the London Olympic Games
  • Considers serve and forehand – often called “dragon shots” – his strength and prefers playing on hard courts
  • His fun and kind personality is well liked by his peers.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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