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18 September 2011

Japan thrilled to be back in World Group

Audio interview


  • Jack Gallagher

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan captain Eiji Takeuchi and top player Kei Nishikori peak of their pride at getting Japan promoted into the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group after a 26-year absence.

Takeuchi recalls his memories from the last time Japan played in the World Group, against the USA.

Nishikori talks about his match against Vishnu Vardhan which he won in straight sets 75 63 63.

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    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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