FIVB World Tour
US$600,000 Foro Italico Beach Volley Grand Slam
May 18 - 23, 2010
(28, Q15) Kentaro Asahi/Katsuhiro Shiratori, Japan
 
Kentaro Asahi
Japan
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Sep 19, 1975 (46 yrs old)
Home Town: Kumatmoto
Resides: Tokyo
Height: 199 cm (6'6")
Weight: 90 kg (198 lb)
Seasons: 11
Tournaments: 97
Career Best: 4th (FIVB Marseille 2007)
Career Winnings: US$84,437.50
Katsuhiro Shiratori
Japan
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Oct 29, 1976 (44 yrs old)
Home Town: Saitama
Resides: Tokyo
Height: 190 cm (6'3")
Weight: 87 kg (191 lb)
Seasons: 20
Tournaments: 140
Career Best: 3rd (FIVB Boracay 2019)
Career Winnings: US$110,317.68
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed123457913171925333741Money
FIVB440001007210171015 US$115,500.00
Previous Rome Results  Neither player has played in this venue before
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 5/3-8/2010 Shanghai Open Q14 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 4/20-25/2010 Brasilia Open 24 17 120 US$2,800.00
FIVB 10/26-31/2009 Sanya Open 11 17 120 US$2,800.00
FIVB 8/4-9/2009 Stare Jablonki Open Q9 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 7/28-8/2/2009 Klagenfurt Grand Slam 19, Q19 17 160 US$5,100.00
FIVB 7/21-26/2009 Marseille Grand Slam 18 33 60 US$1,800.00
FIVB 7/14-19/2009 Moscow Grand Slam 14 17 160 US$5,100.00
FIVB 4/29-5/3/2009 Shanghai Open 15 9 240 US$6,000.00
FIVB 11/11-15/2008 Sanya Open 13 9 240 US$5,500.00
FIVB 8/9-22/2008 Beijing XXIX Olympic Games 19 9 0 US$0.00
FIVB 7/15-20/2008 Marseille Open 18 13 180 US$3,900.00
FIVB 7/1-6/2008 Moscow Grand Slam 26, Q8 17 160 US$5,100.00
FIVB 6/24-29/2008 Stavanger Grand Slam 26, Q9 9 320 US$8,000.00
FIVB 6/17-22/2008 Paris Grand Slam Q9 33 40 US$0.00
FIVB 6/10-15/2008 Berlin Grand Slam Q10 33 40 US$0.00
FIVB 6/3-8/2008 Stare Jablonki Open 23, Q2 25 60 US$1,800.00
FIVB 5/27-6/1/2008 Barcelona Open 18 17 120 US$2,500.00
FIVB 5/20-25/2008 Zagreb Open Q4 33 30 US$0.00
Rome Grand Slam Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Tue, 5/18/2010 Qualifier 1 Jackson Henriquez / Farid Mussa, Venezuela (Q18) Won 21-18, 21-19 0:34
Tue, 5/18/2010 Qualifier 2 Eugenio Amore / Fosco Cicola, Italy (Q31) Won 21-18, 21-14 0:39
Thu, 5/20/2010 Pool N Adrian Gavira / Pablo Herrera, Spain (5) Lost 12-21, 21-23 0:36
Thu, 5/20/2010 Pool N Jefferson Bellaguarda / Martin Laciga, Switzerland (12) Lost By Forfeit  
Fri, 5/21/2010 Pool N Casey Jennings / Brad Keenan, United States (21) Lost 17-21, 22-20, 9-15 0:48
Head to Head Results
Asahi/Shiratori trail the series against the field 13-32
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Dalhausser/Rogers, United States 0-5
7/30/09FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool C Dalhausser/Rogers 3 Asahi/Shiratori 19, Q19 21-11, 21-13 0:38
6/28/08FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Winner 2 Dalhausser/Rogers 1 Asahi/Shiratori 26, Q9 21-14, 21-17 0:41
3/28/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Contender 3 Dalhausser/Rogers 2 Asahi/Shiratori 25, Q3 21-14, 21-12 0:38
6/28/07FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Pool E Dalhausser/Rogers 5 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q9 21-17, 21-18 0:42
10/25/06FIVBMexico Open Winner 1 Dalhausser/Rogers 5 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q8 21-18, 18-21, 15-12 1:01
Series tied with # 3 Marques/Solberg, Brazil 1-1
7/17/08FIVBMarseille Open Winner 2 Marques/Solberg 2 Asahi/Shiratori 18 21-11, 21-15 0:36
7/5/07FIVBMontréal Open Winner 2 Asahi/Shiratori 18 Marques/Solberg 2 21-17, 18-21, 15-13 0:57
Trail the series against # 5 Gavira/Herrera, Spain 0-1
5/20/10FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool N Gavira/Herrera 5 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q15 21-12, 23-21 0:36
Trail the series against # 6 Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands 0-3
3/27/08FIVBAdelaide Australia Open Winner 1 Nummerdor/Schuil 8 Asahi/Shiratori 25, Q3 21-16, 21-11 0:35
6/15/07FIVBEspinho Open Contender 2 Nummerdor/Schuil 8 Asahi/Shiratori 23, Q8 21-18, 21-15 0:34
10/26/06FIVBMexico Open Contender 2 Nummerdor/Schuil 11 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q8 22-20, 21-13 0:46
Lead the series against # 7 Klemperer/Koreng, Germany 1-0
8/16/07FIVBAland Open Winner 2 Asahi/Shiratori 15 Klemperer/Koreng 2 21-16, 18-21, 15-11 0:59
Trail the series against # 11 Barsouk/Kolodinsky, Russia 0-4
5/2/09FIVBShanghai Open Contender 4 Barsouk/Kolodinsky 6 Asahi/Shiratori 15 17-21, 23-21, 17-15 1:04
7/22/07FIVBMarseille Open Bronze Medal Barsouk/Kolodinsky 3 Asahi/Shiratori 18 21-19, 21-15 0:50
7/20/07FIVBMarseille Open Winner 4 Barsouk/Kolodinsky 3 Asahi/Shiratori 18 21-9, 21-17 0:36
6/21/07FIVBParis Grand Slam Pool D Barsouk/Kolodinsky 4 Asahi/Shiratori 29, Q12 21-16, 22-20 0:47
Trail the series against # 12 Bellaguarda/Laciga, Switzerland 0-3
5/20/10FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool N Bellaguarda/Laciga 12 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q15 By Forfeit  
4/23/10FIVBBrasilia Open Contender 2 Bellaguarda/Laciga 10 Asahi/Shiratori 24 21-15, 21-15 0:35
7/16/09FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool C Bellaguarda/Laciga 19, Q7 Asahi/Shiratori 14 21-19, 21-10 0:39
Trail the series against # 16 Gibb/Rosenthal, United States 0-2
4/22/10FIVBBrasilia Open Winner 1 Gibb/Rosenthal 9 Asahi/Shiratori 24 21-19, 21-18 0:41
8/14/08FIVBBeijing XXIX Olympic Games Pool F Gibb/Rosenthal 7 Asahi/Shiratori 19 21-15, 19-21, 18-16 0:55
Series tied with # 18 Heuscher/Heyer, Switzerland 1-1
7/30/09FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool C Heuscher/Heyer 14 Asahi/Shiratori 19, Q19 21-17, 21-13 0:42
6/7/07FIVBZagreb Open Winner 1 Asahi/Shiratori 26, Q13 Heuscher/Heyer 7 12-21, 21-18, 15-13 0:50
Trail the series against # 19 Fijalek/Prudel, Poland 0-2
5/1/09FIVBShanghai Open Winner 1 Fijalek/Prudel 18 Asahi/Shiratori 15 21-16, 21-17 0:42
6/5/08FIVBStare Jablonki Open Winner 1 Fijalek/Prudel 10 Asahi/Shiratori 23, Q2 21-19, 16-21, 15-13 1:03
Trail the series against # 20 Ces/Ces, France 0-1
7/11/07FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Ces/Ces 31, Q10 Asahi/Shiratori Q7 21-16, 13-21, 15-10 0:54
Trail the series against # 21 Jennings/Keenan, United States 0-1
5/21/10FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool N Jennings/Keenan 21 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q15 21-17, 20-22, 15-9 0:48
Trail the series against # 23 Jaani/Vesik, Estonia 0-1
5/4/10FIVBShanghai Open Qualifier 3 Jaani/Vesik 27, Q3 Asahi/Shiratori Q14 15-21, 21-17, 16-14 0:47
Trail the series against # 26 Wu/Xu, China 0-1
6/8/07FIVBZagreb Open Contender 4 Wu/Xu 3 Asahi/Shiratori 26, Q13 21-18, 21-16 0:40
Lead the series against # 27, Q3 Lario/Mesa, Spain 1-0
7/29/09FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Asahi/Shiratori 19, Q19 Lario/Mesa Q3 23-21, 25-23 0:53
Trail the series against # Q1 "Geor" Gomes/Terceiro, Georgia 0-1
5/30/08FIVBBarcelona Open Contender 2 "Geor" Gomes/Terceiro 17 Asahi/Shiratori 18 21-19, 21-10 0:44
Trail the series against # Q2 Lochhead/Pitman, New Zealand 0-3
6/11/08FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Lochhead/Pitman 22, Q7 Asahi/Shiratori Q10 21-19, 21-17 0:40
9/6/07FIVBStare Jablonki Open Winner 1 Lochhead/Pitman 20, Q2 Asahi/Shiratori 13 18-21, 21-14, 15-13 0:48
7/26/07FIVBGstaad World Championships Pool P Lochhead/Pitman 46 Asahi/Shiratori 27 17-21, 21-14, 15-13 0:53
Lead the series against # Q7 Hoyer/Soderberg, Denmark 1-0
7/31/09FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool C Asahi/Shiratori 19, Q19 Hoyer/Soderberg 30 13-21, 21-19, 15-8 0:58
Lead the series against # Q8 Gabathuler/Schnider, Switzerland 1-0
4/22/10FIVBBrasilia Open Contender 1 Asahi/Shiratori 24 Gabathuler/Schnider 25, Q4 21-13, 24-22 0:41
Trail the series against # Q14 Hupfer/Schroffenegger, Austria 0-1
8/5/09FIVBStare Jablonki Open Qualifier 3 Hupfer/Schroffenegger 23, Q8 Asahi/Shiratori Q9 21-16, 13-21, 15-10 1:01
Lead the series against # Q18 Henriquez/Mussa, Venezuela 1-0
5/18/10FIVBRome Grand Slam Qualifier 1 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q15 Henriquez/Mussa Q18 21-18, 21-19 0:34
Trail the series against # Q20 Gao/Li, China 0-1
10/28/09FIVBSanya Open Winner 2 Gao/Li 27 Asahi/Shiratori 11 21-13, 21-15 0:38
Lead the series against # Q22 Hernandez/Villafane, Venezuela 1-0
5/1/09FIVBShanghai Open Contender 2 Asahi/Shiratori 15 Hernandez/Villafane 16 19-21, 21-17, 15-7 0:52
Lead the series against # Q23 Biza/Kufa, Czech Republic 1-0
7/16/09FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool C Asahi/Shiratori 14 Biza/Kufa 30 18-21, 25-23, 15-10 1:01
Lead the series against # Q24 Miedzybrodzki/Weaver, England 1-0
5/4/10FIVBShanghai Open Qualifier 2 Asahi/Shiratori Q14 Miedzybrodzki/Weaver Q19 21-19, 21-16 0:52
Lead the series against # Q25 Miramontes/Virgen, Mexico 2-0
6/11/08FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Qualifier 1 Asahi/Shiratori Q10 Miramontes/Virgen Q23 21-19, 19-21, 15-13 0:56
6/27/07FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Qualifier 1 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q9 Miramontes/Virgen Q24 21-17, 21-12 0:34
Lead the series against # Q31 Amore/Cicola, Italy 1-0
5/18/10FIVBRome Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Asahi/Shiratori 28, Q15 Amore/Cicola Q31 21-18, 21-14 0:39