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16 September 2011

Japan jubilant after day one success

Audio interview


  • Jack Gallagher

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's delight in their opening day success is evident in captain Eiji Takeuchi's and Kei Nishikori's audios. They speak about an unexpected early lead and why they believe the tie is far from over.

Indian captain Shiv Prakash Misra fails to hide his disappointment after his No. 1 player, Somdev Devvarman, was unable to see off Yuichi Sugita who belied his ranking of No. 175 to dispose of Devvarman in straight sets.

Captain Eiji Takeuchi (JPN) - 16/09/11

Kei Nishikori (JPN) - 16/09/11

Captain Shiv Prakash Misra (IND) - 16/09/11


    Jack Gallagher

    Jack Gallagher is the sports editor of The Japan Times in Tokyo. Named a Top 10 columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work in 2004, he has been a sports journalist in Japan for more than 15 years. He has covered numerous events both domestically and internationally, including the Super Bowl, World Cup and Olympics.



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