Japan celebrated a super weekend in sport. Kei Nishikori made history as the first home player to win the Japan Open and Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi finished third-place at the grand prix held in Suzuka, only the third Japanese to take a podium spot. The two made front-page headlines on Monday for their respective feats at home.
Kei Nishikori said that overcoming suffocating pressure to win the Japan Open had given him the belief he can break into the top 10 and walk with the game’s giants.
Also some fans held an event at the circuit to congratulate Kobayashi once more.