Japan preserved its perfect record against Canada with a convincing 4-1 victory at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. The team progresses to the quarterfinals for the first time in Japan's Davis Cup history.
Kei Nishikori and Frank Dancevic both recorded straight sets victories on the first day of play to leave the tie evenly poised ahead of the crucial doubles rubber. Nishikori teamed up with 21-year-old Yasutaka Uchiyama, relying on superior speed and agility to defeat Dancevic and Daniel Nestor, before the Japanese No. 1 won the fourth rubber when Dancevic was forced to retire injured.