Canada, Japan even in Davis Cup World Group tie

by: AP | January 31, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

TOKYO (AP)—Canada's Frank Dancevic beat Japan's Go Soeda 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday to leave the teams at 1-1 following the opening singles matches of their Davis Cup World Group clash.

Japan's Kei Nishikori earlier beat Peter Polansky 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to open the first meeting for the two nations since 1938.

Polansky was pressed into duty when Milos Raonic was forced to pull out with a left ankle injury.

Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor will face Japan's Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama in doubles on Saturday, followed by Sunday's reverse singles.

The winner will face either the Czech Republic or the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Catching up with Sebastien Grosjean—on Federer, junior tennis and clay

The Boca Raton resident sat down to chat during the Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros.

HIGHLIGHTS: Sharapova comes out strong in first match in 15 months

The Russian looked rusty at first, but found her rhythm quickly in a straight-set win. 

Bouchard slams Sharapova, says she shouldn't be allowed to play

"I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again."