SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST (SCMP)
Japanese trainer Yutaka Nakamura has helped guide Maria Sharapova to two grand slams and two world number one rankings; and Kei Nishikori, the only Japanese men’s player ever to rank in the world’s top five, during his junior days.
Now, he is working with
Japanese-Haitian sensation Naomi Osaka, touted to – if not already having done so – take the reins from the legendary Serena Williams.
Japanese trainer who helped Sharapova conquer French Open reflects on her retirement
Looking back on her journey up to that point, her former trainer Yutaka Nakamura, 47, commented, "I think she gave it everything." On the morning of Feb. 26, immediately after Sharapova had announced her intention to retire, Nakamura gave her a call.