I arrived in Tokyo on Friday afternoon. I had my
first practice session this morning, after a night of slightly
interrupted sleep because of jetlag.
The second half of the day was very busy. I did
an interview for one of the main TV stations in Japan, then I took
part in a kids’ clinic with my racket sponsor Yonex.
I always enjoy these kind of events, hitting
with children, and I was impressed by how good many of them were.
We were playing indoors on artificial grass and the court was
indoors and was one of the warmest I’ve ever played
I was touched that some of the children wished
me “good luck” in the tournament in English. I feel very
comfortable in Japan, because everyone is so friendly and
supportive. The Japanese are fantastic people – so easy to get
Then after the hitting session, which was at a big hotel