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Group I Asia/Oceania 2nd Round

05 Apr - 07 Apr 2013, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Go SOEDA
    • Date of birth:  05 Sep 1984
    • Singles ranking:  131
    • Doubles ranking:  630
    • Tatsuma ITO
    • Date of birth:  18 May 1988
    • Singles ranking:  119
    • Doubles ranking:  918
    • Hiroki MORIYA
    • Date of birth:  16 Oct 1990
    • Singles ranking:  198
    • Doubles ranking:  995
    • Yasutaka UCHIYAMA
    • Date of birth:  05 Aug 1992
    • Singles ranking:  234
    • Doubles ranking:  298
  • Captain Minoru UEDA
    • Suk-Young JEONG
    • Date of birth:  12 Apr 1993
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Ji Sung NAM
    • Date of birth:  15 Aug 1993
    • Singles ranking:  567
    • Doubles ranking:  337
    • Yong-Kyu LIM
    • Date of birth:  18 Jun 1991
    • Singles ranking:  628
    • Doubles ranking:  1170
    • Min Hyeok CHO
    • Date of birth:  17 Jan 1987
    • Singles ranking:  610
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain Yong-Il YOON

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  • Min Hyeok Cho (KOR)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • Min Hyeok Cho (KOR)
  • Go Soeda (JPN)
  • Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
  • Suk-Young Jeong (KOR)
  • Korea, Republic team
  • Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
  • Go Soeda (JPN) and Min Hyeok Cho (KOR)
  • The Japanese team
  • The draw ceremony at Tokyo's Ariake Coliseum
  • The draw taking place
  • Tie Summary

    Japan host Korea, Rep. in this Asia/Oceania Zone Group I second round tie, with the winners progressing to the World Group play-offs. This will be the 15th meeting of these two teams and Japan have won 10 of the previous 14. However, all of Korea's victories have come in the last five meetings.

    Japan made it through to the second round with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Indonesia. With Indonesia not really competing on the opening day, Japan knew a win in the doubles would see them through. They found themselves two sets to one down, however, and an Indonesian comeback was on the cards. But Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama fought back, taking the final two sets and, with them, the tie.

    Korea reached the second round following a 4-1 victory over India. Korea's task was made considerably easier when the majority of India's top players withdrew from the tie. The only sets they lost all weekend were in the doubles rubber, where they had to face Leander Paes. Apart from that, they were rarely troubled all weekend.

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    All-time head to head record

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