Table Tennis Star Ai Fukuhara Feels 'lighter'

Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara feels 'lighter'

Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara says she feels "lighter" now that she has reached her well-thought-out decision to retire from competition.

The 29-year-old told reporters on Wednesday that she'd long mulled whether to call it quits.

Table Tennis Star Ai Fukuhara To Retire

Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara to retire

Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara has announced her retirement. The announcement was posted on her weblog on Sunday.

In her post, Fukuhara said she will become 30 years old this year and she has spent much of her life devoted to table tennis. She says it has taught her everything that is important in life.

Table Tennis Star Meets Young Fans In Argentina

Table tennis star meets young fans in Argentina

Young table tennis players in Argentina have had a chance to test their skills against star Japanese player Tomokazu Harimoto.

The 15-year-old athlete is taking part in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

New Mario Tennis Game For Nintendo Switch Confirmed

New Mario Tennis Game For Nintendo Switch Confirmed

Nintendo confirmed today in its Nintendo Direct Mini presentation that there’s a new Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch in the pipeline. It’s called Mario Tennis Aces and it’s going to be the first Mario sports game for the Nintendo Switch since the console was launched. The game itself is going to be released later this year.

The Nintendo Switch has turned out to be a winner for the company. Not only did it recently surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales in Japan but it also became the fastest-selling home console in history in the United States.

The Importance Of Animation In Tennis World Tour

The Importance of Animation in Tennis World Tour

Breakpoint was created a little over a year ago, with the goal of creating a studio specializing in developing sports simulations, particularly tennis simulations… hence the name!

This dedicated structure was built around talents who had worked on the Top Spin licence, starting with its director and founder. By the way, our director was the associate of the director of PAM, who created the licence.

Mitsubishi Electric Unveils The Largest Diamond Vision In The Asia Equivalent To Over Five Tennis Courts

Mitsubishi Electric Unveils The Largest Diamond Vision in the Asia Equivalent to Over Five Tennis Courts at SOGO Hong Kong - FareastgizmosMitsubishi Electric today unveiled the Largest Diamond Vision in the Asia Pacific Region at SOGO Department Store in Hong Kong’s iconic Causeway Bay. Measuring approximately 19 meters by 72 meters, equivalent to over five tennis courts, the screen is capable of displaying six vertical images in Full HD (W 1,080 pixels x H 1,920 pixels). Named CVISION for its crystal, color-rich, and captivating quality as well as its iconic location. CVISION incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s proprietary LED chips with black outer packages, which decrease brightness when off and increase contrast when on. The screen will begin officially operating on October 27.

In addition, short eave-like louvers minimize contrast degradation when sunlight strikes the screen, helping CVISION to achieve 50-percent higher contrast than the company’s conventional screens. CVISION can be viewed easily from side angles or close up in the sunshine, and offers an 80-degree downward viewing angle compared to the standard 45 degrees. Mitsubishi Electric has installed Diamond Vision screens in more than 950 places worldwide, including some of the busiest commercial locations in the world such as ALTA VISION in Shinjuku, Tokyo and 1535 Broadway in Times Square, New York.

Tennis: Nishikori Kicks Off Argentina Open With Win

Tennis: Nishikori kicks off Argentina Open with winJapanese ace Kei Nishikori opened his Argentina Open campaign with a win over local favorite Diego Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday.
Nishikori, the top seed and world No. 5, dropped the first set but came roaring back to post a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win in a little over two hours and book his spot in the last eight in Buenos Aires.

Tennis: Uchiyama Gets Davis Cup Consolation Win For Japan

Tennis: Uchiyama gets Davis Cup consolation win for JapanYasutaka Uchiyama scored a consolation win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final reverse singles on Sunday to prevent a whitewash for Japan in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against France.
The Japanese team had only pride to play for after France built an unassailable 3-0 lead after Friday's opening singles rubbers and Saturday's doubles.

Nishikori Falls In 5 Sets To Rejuvenated Federer

Nishikori falls in 5 sets to rejuvenated FedererKei Nishikori said Roger Federer was playing at his peak again following injury after he was bundled out of the Australian Open by the Swiss maestro on Sunday.
Nishikori, who went down 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to Federer in the fourth round, said he didn’t see much difference in the 17-time Grand Slam winner.

Tennis: Nishikori Reaches Australian Open 2nd Round With Hard-fought Win

Tennis: Nishikori reaches Australian Open 2nd round with hard-fought winWorld No. 5 Kei Nishikori was made to work hard by Andrey Kuznetsov Monday in a five-set 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-2 men's singles first-round victory at the Australian Open.
After making 18 unforced errors in dropping the first set to his Russian world No. 45 opponent, Nishikori regained his composure to win four straight games in the second set on the Hisense Arena hard court, appearing to turn the tide in his favor.

Tennis: Nishikori Rallies To Advance To Brisbane Q'finals

Tennis: Nishikori rallies to advance to Brisbane q'finalsJapanese ace Kei Nishikori rallied to beat American Jared Donaldson in his opening match in the men's singles second round Wednesday at the Brisbane International.
World No. 5 Nishikori lost the first set to his 105th-ranked opponent but hit back to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals.

Tennis: Cilic Beats Nishikori In 2 Sets To Win Swiss Indoors Title

Tennis: Cilic beats Nishikori in 2 sets to win Swiss Indoors titleMarin Cilic beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to win the Swiss Indoors title Sunday, a repeat of their 2014 U.S. Open final meeting.
The fourth-seeded Croatian raced through the first set in 25 minutes on his way to a 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory, clinching on a double fault by the third-seeded Nishikori of Japan.