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The Japan Davis Cup team represents Japan in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Japan Tennis Association.

Japan
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CaptainSatoshi Iwabuchi
ITF ranking17 (no change)
ColorsRed & White
First year1921
Years played85
Ties played (W–L)192 (108-84)
Years in
World Group
9 (2–8)
Runners-up1 (1921)
Most total winsTakao Suzuki (41–23)
Most singles winsTsuyoshi Fukui (27–12)
Takao Suzuki (27–12)
Most doubles winsTakao Suzuki (14–11)
Best doubles teamSatoshi Iwabuchi /
Takao Suzuki (9–5)
Most ties playedTakao Suzuki (31)
Most years playedTakao Suzuki (15)

Japan first competed at the Davis Cup in 1921, where they finished as runners-up. They were an inaugural member of the World Group in 1981 and competed at the top division until 1985 when they were relegated to the second division. They are currently competing in the World Group for the eighth time.

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PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Team representing Japan vs. China (2019 Davis Cup Qualifying Round)

Rankings as of 28 January 2018

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up in the last four years. (Most recent call-up in brackets)

HistoryEdit

Japan competed in its first Davis Cup in 1921 finishing as the runners-up to the United States.

ResultsEdit

Year Competition Date Venue and Location Surface Opponent Score Result
2002 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 8–10 February 2002   Gunsan, South Korea Carpet, Indoor   South Korea 3–2 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 2nd Round 5–7 April 2002   Muang-Thong-Thani Complex, Bangkok, Thailand Hard, Outdoor   Thailand 1–4 Loss
2003 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 7–9 February 2003   R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Dehli, India Grass (Grass), Outdoor   India 1–4 Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round Relegation Play-offs 4–6 April 2003   Toyota City Gymnasium, Toyota, Aichi, Japan Carpet, Indoor   Pakistan 5–0 Won
2004 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 6–8 February 2004   Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Hard, Outdoor   Indonesia 3–2 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 2nd Round 9–11 April 2004   Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard, Outdoor   India 3–2 Won
2004 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs 24–26 September 2004   Club Naval de Campo Las Salinas, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay, Outdoor   Chile 0–5 Loss
2005 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 4–6 March 2005   Soleada Club, Taoyuan, Taiwan Hard (Rebound Ace), Outdoor   Chinese Taipei 2–3 Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round Relegation Play-offs 15–17 July 2005   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   Thailand 4–1 Won
2006 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 10–12 February 2006   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   China 5–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 7–9 April 2006   Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (Plexipave), Outdoor   Thailand 2–3 Loss
2007 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 9–11 February 2007   Beijing International Tennis Center, Beijing, China Hard (Rebound Ace), Indoor   China 4–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 6–8 April 2007   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   Thailand 5–0 Won
World Group, Play-offs 21–23 September 2007   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   Romania 2–3 Loss
2008 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 8–10 February 2008   Rizal Memorial Tennis Center, Manila, Philippines Hard (Truflex Acrylic), Outdoor   Philippines 5–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 11–13 April 2008   R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Dehli, India Grass (Grass), Outdoor   India 2–3 Loss
2009 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 6–8 March 2009   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   China 5–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 8–10 May 2009   Sport Complex Pahlavon, Namangan, Uzbekistan Clay, Indoor   Uzbekistan 2–3 Loss
2010 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 5–7 March 2010   Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), Indoor   Philippines 5–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 7–9 May 2010   Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane, Australia Clay, Outdoor   Australia 0–5 Loss
2011 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 4–6 March 2011   Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines Clay, Outdoor   Philippines 3–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 8–10 July 2011   Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan Hard (Acrylic), Indoor   Uzbekistan 4–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 September 2011   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (Deco Turf II), Outdoor   India 4–1 Won
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10–12 February 2012   Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   Croatia 2–3 Loss
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 September 2012   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Outdoor   Israel 2–3 Loss
2013 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 1–3 February 2013   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   Indonesia 5–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 5–7 April 2013   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   South Korea 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-offs 13–15 September 2013   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   Colombia 3–2 Won
2014 World Group, 1st Round 31 January–2 February 2014   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   Canada 4–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 4–6 April 2014   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   Czech Republic 0–5 Loss
2015 World Group, 1st Round 6–8 March 2015   Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada Hard (Premier), Indoor   Canada 2–3 Loss
World Group, Play-offs 18–20 September 2015   Club Campestre, Pereira, Colombia Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor   Colombia 3–2 Won
2016 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 March 2016   Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Great Britain Hard (GreenSet Cushion), Indoor   Great Britain 1–3 Loss
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 September 2016   Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard, Outdoor   Ukraine 5–0 Won
2017 World Group, 1st Round 3–5 February 2017   Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Indoor   France 1–4 Loss
World Group, Play-offs 15–18* September, 2017   Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Outdoor   Brazil 3–1 Won
2018 World Group, 1st Round 2–4 February 2018   Morioka Takaya Arena, Morioka, Japan[1][2] Hard (GreenSet Pro), Indoor   Italy 1–3 Loss
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 September 2018   Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), Outdoor   Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–0 Won
2019 Davis Cup Qualifying Round 1–2 February 2019   Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Guangzhou, China Hard (TOPLUS MC Pro System), Outdoor   China 3–2 Won
Finals, Round-Robin Group A 18, 19 or 20 November 2019   Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain Hard, Indoor   France or   Serbia TBD
Finals, Round-Robin Group A 19, 20 or 21 November 2019   Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain Hard, Indoor   France or   Serbia TBD

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JTA_PR_Team". Japan Tennis Association Twitter Account (Japanese). Retrieved 2017-09-21. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Japan v Italy". daviscup.com.

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