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Amanda Anisimova, WTA

American ANISIMOVA reached the French Open semifinals after knocking out defending champion and world No. 3 Simona Halep 6-2 6-4 in Paris.  With the win, Amanda is the youngest American woman to make a major semifinal since VENUS WILLIAMS was runner up at 1997 US Open and is the youngest American woman in the. semis at Roland Garros since CAPRIATI in 1990.  

IMG Academy

IMG Academy has announced the addition of internationally renowned strength and conditioning coach Yutaka Nakamura to the IMG Academy Tennis program. Nakamura will assume the role of Head of Tennis Physical Conditioning. He will oversee all aspects of physical conditioning at IMG Academy.


Maria Sharapova, WTA

Nakamura had been the physical trainer for MARIA SHARAPOVA for seven years since 2011 through 2018.   In 2014, she regained the French Open title for the 2nd time which became her 5th grand slam title.  In 2012, she earned the French Open title for the first time. Then, she completed her career Grand Slam and regained the number one ranking in the world. 

Kei Nishikori, ATP

With MMTF (Morita Masaaki Tennis Fund), Nakamura partnered with Legendary coach Nick Bollettieri and Toru Yonezawa to develop the Japanese talent, Kei Nishikori from the age of 13 through 20. He won the ATP title in Delray Beach in 2008 at the age of 18 and became the first Japanese man in nearly sixteen years to win an ATP event.  


Mr Morita has made a tremendous impact on the sport in player development. Through the Masaaki Morita Tennis Fund (MMTF), he has invested in funding for Japanese players to train at IMG Academy, with the intent of producing tennis superstars on the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour. Yutaka has been with the fund since 2004.  

Jessica Korda, LPGA

Begins working with JESSICA KORDA since November 2014. Jessica reached out to Yutaka to help her train to become more athletic. The strong foundation they have built together includes emphasis on her fitness, nutrition, and recovery. They have one goal in mind; to achieve her peak athletic performance in golf.   

Australian Davis Cup Team

Served as a consultant for Australian Davis Cup team members under two legendary captains, John Fitzgerald and Patrick Rafter.  The team members included Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Matthew Ebden & Marinko Matosevic respectively.    

Tennis Australia

With Tennis Australia, Yutaka focused on developing young Australian prospect Bernard Tomic.  Also became the head strength and conditioning coach for AIS (Australian Institute of Sports) Tennis based in Canberra. 

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IMG Academy

米国のフロリダ州に位置するIMGアカデミーでDirector of Tennis Performanceを務める。同アカデミー全般のフィジカルプログラム、低年齢からプロアスリートの強化から育成に努めた。IMG ELITE(IMG契約選手)、プロ選手はマリア・シャラポワ、錦織圭、トミー・ハースの他の指導。

Australian Davis Cup Team


Tennis Australia

2011年から12年は豪協会・テニスオーストラリアとパートナーを組む。テニス強豪国復活、再生を目指しトレーニングシステム育成機関に深く関わる。首都キャンベラではAIS(Australia Institute of Sports)のテニスのヘッドストレングス&コンディショニングとなりテニス主部を務め、システム強化に携わる。  



Yutaka Nakamura

Yutaka Nakamura

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Yutaka Nakamura at IMG Academy
Yutaka Nakamura & Maria Sharapova
Jessica Korda, LPGA
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