Japan Davis Cup team

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Japan
Flag of Japan.svg
Captain Satoshi Iwabuchi
ITF ranking 17 (no change)
ColorsRed & White
First year 1921
Years played85
Ties played (W–L)192 (108-84)
Years in
World Group
9 (2–8)
Runners-up1 (1921)
Most total wins Takao Suzuki (41–23)
Most singles wins Tsuyoshi 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)

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

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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.

Players

Current squad

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

Rankings as of 28 January 2018

Recent call-ups

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

History

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

Results

YearCompetitionDateVenue and LocationSurfaceOpponentScoreResult
2002 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 8–10 February 2002 Flag of South Korea.svg Gunsan, South Korea Carpet, IndoorFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–2Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 2nd Round 5–7 April 2002 Flag of Thailand.svg Muang-Thong-Thani Complex, Bangkok, Thailand Hard, OutdoorFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1–4Loss
2003 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 7–9 February 2003 Flag of India.svg R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi, India Grass (Grass), OutdoorFlag of India.svg  India 1–4Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round Relegation Play-offs 4–6 April 2003 Flag of Japan.svg Toyota City Gymnasium, Toyota, Aichi, Japan Carpet, IndoorFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 5–0Won
2004 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 6–8 February 2004 Flag of Indonesia.svg Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Hard, OutdoorFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 3–2Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 2nd Round 9–11 April 2004 Flag of Japan.svg Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard, OutdoorFlag of India.svg  India 3–2Won
2004 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs 24–26 September 2004 Flag of Chile.svg Club Naval de Campo Las Salinas, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay, OutdoorFlag of Chile.svg  Chile 0–5Loss
2005 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 4–6 March 2005 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Soleada Club, Taoyuan, Taiwan Hard (Rebound Ace), OutdoorFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 2–3Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round Relegation Play-offs 15–17 July 2005 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 4–1Won
2006 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 10–12 February 2006 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 5–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 7–9 April 2006 Flag of Thailand.svg Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (Plexipave), OutdoorFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2–3Loss
2007 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 9–11 February 2007 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing International Tennis Center, Beijing, China Hard (Rebound Ace), IndoorFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 4–1Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 6–8 April 2007 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 5–0Won
World Group, Play-offs 21–23 September 2007 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of Romania.svg  Romania 2–3Loss
2008 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 8–10 February 2008 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rizal Memorial Tennis Center, Manila, Philippines Hard (Truflex Acrylic), OutdoorFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 5–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 11–13 April 2008 Flag of India.svg R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi, India Grass (Grass), OutdoorFlag of India.svg  India 2–3Loss
2009 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 6–8 March 2009 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 5–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 8–10 May 2009 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Sport Complex Pahlavon, Namangan, Uzbekistan Clay, IndoorFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 2–3Loss
2010 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 5–7 March 2010 Flag of Japan.svg Namihaya Dome, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Carpet (Taraflex), IndoorFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 5–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 7–9 May 2010 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane, Australia Clay, OutdoorFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0–5Loss
2011 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 4–6 March 2011 Flag of the Philippines.svg Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines Clay, OutdoorFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 3–1Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 8–10 July 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan Hard (Acrylic), IndoorFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 4–1Won
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 September 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (Deco Turf II), OutdoorFlag of India.svg  India 4–1Won
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10–12 February 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2–3Loss
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 September 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), OutdoorFlag of Israel.svg  Israel 2–3Loss
2013 Group I, Asia/Oceania, 1st Round 1–3 February 2013 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 5–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Semifinals 5–7 April 2013 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–2Won
World Group, Play-offs 13–15 September 2013 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3–2Won
2014 World Group, 1st Round 31 January–2 February 2014 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4–1Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 4–6 April 2014 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0–5Loss
2015 World Group, 1st Round 6–8 March 2015 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada Hard (Premier), IndoorFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2–3Loss
World Group, Play-offs 18–20 September 2015 Flag of Colombia.svg Club Campestre, Pereira, Colombia Clay (Red Clay), OutdoorFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3–2Won
2016 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 March 2016 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Great Britain Hard (GreenSet Cushion), IndoorFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 1–3Loss
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 September 2016 Flag of Japan.svg Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard, OutdoorFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 5–0Won
2017 World Group, 1st Round 3–5 February 2017 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), IndoorFlag of France.svg  France 1–4Loss
World Group, Play-offs 15–18* September, 2017 Flag of Japan.svg Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), OutdoorFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3–1Won
2018 World Group, 1st Round 2–4 February 2018 Flag of Japan.svg Morioka Takaya Arena, Morioka, Japan [1] [2] Hard (GreenSet Pro), IndoorFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 1–3Loss
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 September 2018 Flag of Japan.svg Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan Hard (DecoTurf), OutdoorFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–0Won
2019 Davis Cup Qualifying Round 1–2 February 2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Guangzhou, China Hard (TOPLUS MC Pro System), OutdoorFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 3–2Won
Finals, Round-Robin Group A19 November 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain Hard, IndoorFlag of France.svg  France 1–2Loss
Finals, Round-Robin Group A20 November 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain Hard, IndoorFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0–3Loss

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