PLAYER PROFILE

Rinky Hijikata

  • Age21
  • Born23 February 2001
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesWilloughby, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJarrad Bunt
“Personally I think I'm a completely different player to a year ago.”

— Rinky Hijikata, 11 Jan 2021

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On court

  • Selected to represent Australia at the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris, 2013
  • Represented Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal in doubles with¬†Adrian Andreev
  • Competed at all four junior Grand Slam events in 2018, making the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon
  • Cracked the ITF world junior top 15 in November 2018
  • Named Junior Male Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards
  • Favourite surface is Plexicushion
  • Trains at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Homebush, NSW
  • Hero is Japan’s Kei Nishikori
  • Goal is to hopefully win a Grand Slam title and represent Australia in Davis Cup
  • Named as orange boy for the 2021 Davis Cup Finals

 Off court

  • Enjoys tennis because “you can travel the world and meet new friends”
  • Five words that sum up Hijikata: cheeky, smart, funny, tough and focused
  • Favourite city is New York because “there are heaps of fun things to do and fun places to visit”
  • Favourite food is fish and Japanese
  • If not a tennis player he would be a baseball player or a doctor

Year-end ranking history

2021 369
2020 677
2019 746
2018 1745

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Fayetteville ITF

Rinky Hijikata in the news

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5 May, 2022

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Ranking movers: Hijikata leads rising Aussie talents
ON THE RISE: Australia's Rinky Hijikata in action. Picture: Getty Images
2 May, 2022

Promising Australian Rinky Hijikata is at a new career-high in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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4 April, 2022

Daria Saville, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are among the biggest movers in the latest world rankings.
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Social round-up: Impressive returns and major milestones
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31 March, 2022

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