Sunday, October 7, 2012, Tokyo-Japanese professional tennis player and TAG Heuer brand ambassador Kei Nishikori won the Japanese Open Championship. Kei Nishikori defeated Canadian player Milos Raonic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0 to win the championship. This is his second championship on the professional ATP Tour and the first Japanese player to win the championship in 41 years. The audience was enthusiastic and excited to be able to witness this moment in person.
‘I am very happy to win the championship in Japan.’ Kei Nishikori said after the game. Kei Nishikori, 22, ranked 17th in the ATP. He became TAG Heuer’s Japanese ambassador in 2012 and has been wearing his watch since then. Holding the Japan Open trophy, Kei Nishikori proudly boasted the love watch he won with him: the Tag Heuer Formula 1 chronograph.