Stan Wawrinka is appearing in Tokyo for the fourth time in his career.
Wawrinka returns to the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships for the fourth time.
Jiri Vesely moves into the second round in Tokyo after downing wild card Yasutaka Uchiyama.
Jarkko Nieminen salutes fans during a flower ceremony organised by the Japan Tennis Association. The Finn is set to retire after the Stockholm Open in two weeks.
The wild card pairing of Jarkko Nieminen and Toshihide Matsui falls to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi/Gilles Simon 6-7(2), 6-3, 10-6 in the Finn's final trip to Japan.
Players and the Japan Tennis Association honour Jarkko Nieminen after his final match in Tokyo to commemorate his many years coming to the tournament.
Kei Nishikori is seeking a third title on home soil in Tokyo.
Kei Nishikori practises under the watchful eye of coach Michael Chang, ahead of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.
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