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World Group Play-off

14 Sep - 16 Sep 2012, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, Hard, Outdoor

Team Nominations

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    • Kei NISHIKORI
    • Date of birth: 29 Dec 1989
    • Singles ranking: 17
    • Doubles ranking: 347
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    • Go SOEDA
    • Date of birth: 05 Sep 1984
    • Singles ranking: 136
    • Doubles ranking: 489
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    • Tatsuma ITO
    • Date of birth: 18 May 1988
    • Singles ranking: 146
    • Doubles ranking: 373
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    • Yuichi SUGITA
    • Date of birth: 18 Sep 1988
    • Singles ranking: 150
    • Doubles ranking: 658
  • Team captain Toshiro SAKAI
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    • Dudi SELA
    • Date of birth: 04 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking: 81
    • Doubles ranking: 412
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    • Amir WEINTRAUB
    • Date of birth: 16 Sep 1986
    • Singles ranking: 216
    • Doubles ranking: 328
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    • Jonathan ERLICH
    • Date of birth: 05 Apr 1977
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 78
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    • Andy RAM
    • Date of birth: 10 Apr 1980
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 110
  • Team captain Eyal RAN

News from the tie

Photos

  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • The Israel team
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Dudi Sela (ISR)
  • Kei Nishkori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishkori (JPN)
  • Japanese fans
  • Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita (JPN)
  • Captain Toshiro Sakai (JPN) cools off his players
  • Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (ISR)
  • Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (ISR)
  • An Israeli fan
  • Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • Dudi Sela (ISR)
  • Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
  • Go Soeda (JPN) and Dudi Sela (ISR)
  • Team Japan
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) and Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Draw Ceremony
  • Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita (JPN) with Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (ISR)
  • Captains Toshiro Sakai (JPN) and Eyal Ran (ISR)
  • Tie Summary

    Japan and Israel are meeting each other for the first time in this World Group play-off tie. Japan are hosting the tie at the Ariake Coliseum, the site of their victory at the same stage of the competition last year against India after a ten year absence from the Tokyo venue.

    Japan made an appearance in the World Group in 2012 after a 26 year absence and will now be looking to ensure that they do not make an immediate return to the zone groups. They find themselves in the play-offs having lost out to Croatia in the first round when Ivo Karlovic defeat Go Soeda in the decisive fifth rubber.

    Their opponents, Israel, are bidding to gain promotion to return to the World Group having been relegated in 2010. Having been awarded a bye in Europe/Africa Zone Group I first round they faced Portugal for the right to play in this match, scoring a 3-2 victory.

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