Hiroki Moriya

Hiroki Moriya (Japanese: 守屋 宏紀, Hepburn: Moriya Hiroki, born 16 October 1990 in Tokyo) is a Japanese tennis player. He has won three ATP Challenger Tour singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 143 on 5 January 2015.[1]

Hiroki Moriya
Hiroki Moriya 13, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 32)
Tokyo, Japan
Turned proDecember 2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachÓscar Hernández (tennis), Bruno Alcala
Prize money$ 948,271
Singles
Career record3–11
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 143 (5 January 2015)
Current rankingNo. 213 (10 October 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2015)
French OpenQ2 (2012, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US Open1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record0–2
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 224 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 855 (26 September 2022)
Last updated on: 26 September 2022.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

As a junior, Moriya compiled a singles win–loss record of 76–37, reaching as high as No. 17 in the junior combined world rankings in October 2008.[2]

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2007, 2008)
French Open: Q1 (2007)
Wimbledon: 1R (2008)
US Open: Q2 (2006)

2008-11Edit

Moriya had won three ITF Futures events in Japan and Chinese Taipei. He also had participated in a number of ATP Challenger Tour events, winning some matches of those tournaments. He ended 2011 as ranked world no. 327.

2012: Major debut, First ATP winEdit

Moriya failed to qualify for French Open and Wimbledon, but he qualified for the 2012 US Open to make his Grand Slam main draw debut, losing to Ivan Dodig in the first round.[3]

During the Asian hardcourt swing, he defeated Robin Haase in the Thailand Open to record his first ATP main draw win, and played a close match against Stanislas Wawrinka at the Japan Open, losing 5–7, 6–4, 4–6.[4] In November, Moriya reached his first ATP Challenger Tour final in Toyota, where he lost to Michał Przysiężny in straight sets.[5]

2013: Davis Cup debutEdit

He represented Japan for the first time in his career at the 2013 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I against South Korea. He played the doubles rubber with Yasutaka Uchiyama and Japan advanced into the World Group Play-offs.

Moriya was the runner-up of Shanghai Challenger, losing to his countryman Yuichi Sugita in the final, and he made quarterfinals or better of Asian Challenger events in this year.

2014: First Challenger title and Top 150Edit

In Australian hard court season, Moriya reached the final in the Burnie Challenger for the third time at this level and the semifinal in West Lakes.

Moriya won his first challenger title, winning the $50,000+H Granby Challenger event in Canada by beating Fabrice Martin in the final.[6] Following this tournament, he entered the ATP rankings top 150. In the Asian swing, Moriya competed in the ATP events of Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, both losing in the first round.

2015: Second ATP winEdit

In the 2015 Australian Open, despite losing of the qualifying round, Moriya entered into main draw as lucky loser replacing Juan Martín del Potro.[7] He was eliminated in the first round by Jerzy Janowicz with four sets.

He won through the qualifying at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, dropping just one set, but lost to ninth seed and reigning US Open champion Marin Čilić in the opening round.[8] In September, Moriya reached the second round of the Shenzhen Open, beating Ričardas Berankis in straight sets. He lost to third seed Tommy Robredo.

2022: First ATP 500 level winEdit

During the Asian hardcourt swing, Moriya entered the 2022 Korea Open and the 2022 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships after qualifying for the singles main draw as a lucky loser. In the latter he defeated compatriot fellow qualifier Yuta Shimizu for his first ATP 500 and Tokyo Open win. As a result he moved 40 positions up the rankings into the top 250.

Challenger and Futures/World Tennis Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 25 (10–15)Edit

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–6)
ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour (7–9)
Titles by surface
Hard (7–11)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2008 Japan F11, Tokyo Futures Hard   Yūichi Sugita 2–6, 5–7
Win 1–1 Jun 2009 Japan F5, Kusatsu Futures Carpet   Hiroki Kondo 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Jun 2009 Japan F6, Akishima Futures Carpet   Yi Chu-huan 7–5, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 1–3 Mar 2010 Japan F1, Tokyo Futures Hard   Yuichi Ito 5–7, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Jun 2010 Japan F5, Karuizawa Futures Clay   Mark Verryth 1–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Jul 2010 Japan F8, Sapporo Futures Clay   Lee Hsin-han 6–1, 6–3
Loss 2–5 Sep 2010 Australia F6, Darwin Futures Hard   John Millman 0–6, 1–6
Loss 2–6 Jun 2011 Japan F6, Kashiwa Futures Hard   Junn Mitsuhashi 4–6, 0–6
Loss 2–7 Jul 2011 Japan F8, Sapporo Futures Clay   Junn Mitsuhashi 6–7(7–9), 7–5, 4–6
Win 3–7 Jul 2011 Chinese Taipei F2, Taipei Futures Hard   An Jae-sung 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 3–8 Oct 2011 Australia F10, Port Pirie Futures Hard   Yasutaka Uchiyama 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Win 4–8 Feb 2012 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass   Brydan Klein 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 5–8 Apr 2012 Japan F3, Kōfu Futures Hard   Yasutaka Uchiyama 6–1, 6–4
Loss 5–9 Apr 2012 Chinese Taipei F2, Kaohsiung Futures Hard   James Ward 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 5–10 Nov 2012 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i)   Michał Przysiężny 2–6, 3–6
Loss 5–11 Sep 2013 Shanghai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Yūichi Sugita 3–6, 3–6
Loss 5–12 Feb 2014 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard   Matt Reid 3–6, 2–6
Win 6–12 Jul 2014 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Fabrice Martin 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Win 7–12 Sep 2016 Nanchang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Chung Hyeon 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 7–13 Oct 2016 Ningbo, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Lu Yen-hsun 3–6, 1–6
Win 8–13 Apr 2018 Uzbekistan F2, Bukhara Futures Hard   Evgenii Tiurnev 6–0, 6–1
Win 9–13 May 2018 Loughborough, Great Britain Challenger Hard (i)   James Ward 6–2, 7–5
Loss 9–14 Sep 2018 Shanghai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Blaž Kavčič 1–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 9–15 Nov 2021 Roanne, France Challenger Hard   Hugo Grenier 2–6, 3–6
Win 10-15 Apr 2022 M25, Nottingham, UK World Tennis Tour Hard (i)   Antoine Escoffier 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Doubles: 8 (3–5)Edit

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–2)
ITF Futures Tour (3–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2009 Thailand F2, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Tasuku Iwami   Nesa Arta
  Christopher Rungkat
6–4, 4–6, [10–12]
Win 1–1 Apr 2010 Japan F4, Tsukuba Futures Hard   Tasuku Iwami   Bumpei Sato
  Maciek Sykut
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–2 May 2011 Italy F10, Aosta Futures Clay   Shuichi Sekiguchi   Radu Albot
  Yasutaka Uchiyama
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 2–2 Feb 2012 Germany F4, Nußloch Futures Carpet (i)   Yasutaka Uchiyama   Marko Lenz
  George von Massow
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 2–3 Apr 2013 China F2, Chengdu Futures Hard   Yasutaka Uchiyama   Gong Maoxin
  Zeng Shaoxuan
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [8–10]
Win 3–3 Apr 2013 China F3, Yuxi Futures Hard   Yasutaka Uchiyama   Brydan Klein
  Jose Statham
2–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 3–4 Feb 2019 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard   Mohamed Safwat   Max Purcell
  Luke Saville
5–7, 4–6
Loss 3–5 Feb 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Enrique López Pérez   Li Zhe
  Gonçalo Oliveira
2–6, 1–6

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