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World Group 1st Round

31 Jan - 02 Feb 2014, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Kei NISHIKORI
    • Date of birth:  29 Dec 1989
    • Singles ranking:  5
    • Doubles ranking:  549
    • Go SOEDA
    • Date of birth:  05 Sep 1984
    • Singles ranking:  100
    • Doubles ranking:  455
    • Yuichi SUGITA
    • Date of birth:  18 Sep 1988
    • Singles ranking:  131
    • Doubles ranking:  453
    • Yasutaka UCHIYAMA
    • Date of birth:  05 Aug 1992
    • Singles ranking:  261
    • Doubles ranking:  177
  • Team captain Minoru UEDA
    • Vasek POSPISIL
    • Date of birth:  23 Jun 1990
    • Singles ranking:  53
    • Doubles ranking:  14
    • Frank DANCEVIC
    • Date of birth:  26 Sep 1984
    • Singles ranking:  149
    • Doubles ranking:  391
    • Peter POLANSKY
    • Date of birth:  15 Jun 1988
    • Singles ranking:  184
    • Doubles ranking:  182
    • Daniel NESTOR
    • Date of birth:  04 Sep 1972
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  4
  • Team captain Martin LAURENDEAU

News from the tie

  • Tough task for Canadian pair in Tokyo
    Peter Polansky and Frank Dancevic will carry Canada's hopes on the opening day of their World Group tie against Japan
  • All square in Tokyo
    Kei Nishikori and Frank Dancevic record opening day victories in Tokyo to ensure the tie is level at one-all at the end of Friday
  • Canada on the ropes as Japan takes doubles
    Kei Nishikori and 21-year-old Yasutaka Uchiyama combine to overwhelm Frank Dancevic and Daniel Nestor in the doubles to hand the hosts a 2-1 lead in Tokyo
  • Japan makes history with World Group win
    Japan wins its first World Group tie after Frank Dancevic is forced to retire against Kei Nishikori in the fourth rubber in Tokyo
  • Uncharted territory for Japan
    Japan breaks new ground following a 4-1 victory over injury-hit Canada in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie over the weekend

Photos

  • The Japanese team
  • The Japanese team
  • The Japanese team
  • The Japanese team
  • Japanese fans
  • The Ariake Coliseum
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) and captain Martin Laurendeau (CAN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Frank Dancevic (CAN) receives treatment
  • Frank Dancevic (CAN)
  • Captain Martin Laurendeau (CAN)
  • Kei Nishikori/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Daniel Nestor (CAN)
  • Franck Dancevic/Daniel Nestor (CAN)
  • Japan and Canada line up in Tokyo
  • Canadian fans
  • Japanese fans in Tokyo
  • Canadian fans in Tokyo
  • Canadian fans
  • Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) and captain Minoru Ueda (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) and captain Minoru Ueda (JPN)
  • Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
  • Yuichi Sugita (JPN)
  • Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) and Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
  • Go Soeda (JPN) and Frank Dancevic (CAN)
  • Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
  • Team Canada
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • Kei Nishikori (JPN) and Peter Polansky (CAN)
  • Team Japan
  • Captain Minoru Ueda (JPN)
  • Team Canada

Videos

  • Tie Summary

    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.

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