Yuta Watanabe is one of the fastest doubles player in the world right now. He stands at a height of just 165 cms. Watanabe is known for his signature for his high jump reverse slice drop shot. There is famous video of Yuta Watanabe available online in which he is playing singles. In the video, he accidentally throws his racket around 4-5 metres outside the court during the rally. He rushes out the court, picks it up, comes back and wins the rally. This clearly demonstrates the speed of this young Japanese talent.

Major Achievements

  • 2018 All England Champion in Mixed Doubles

2019 – Present
Yuta Watanabe signed with Chinese manufacturers Li Ning in the last quarter of 2019. It is extremely uncommon for a Japanese player to sign with Li Ning, at least at the top international level. Players from Japan usually stick with brands such as Yonex and Mizuno.
The Aeronaut 9000 series, which Watanabe is using, is a highly rated racket with very attractive colours.


2018 – 2019
Yuta Watanabe is currently using the Yonex Duora Z Strike

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