Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

Feb 2, 2014

Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

Japan clinched its Davis Cup first-round tie with Canada 3-1 on Sunday when Canada No. 1 Frank Dancevic was forced to default his reverse singles match against Japan No. 1 Kei Nishikori due to injury. Nishikori was leading 6-2, 1-0 indoors on the hardcourt ...

Japan takes control in doubles

Feb 1, 2014

Japan takes control in doubles

Japan took a 2-1 lead over Canada with a four-set victory (6-3 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4) in doubles on Saturday in their Davis Cup World Group first-round match. Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Yasutaka Uchiyama relied on their speed and agility to defeat their taller ...

Japan, Canada all square after first day of Davis Cup clash

Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Canada all square after first day of Davis Cup clash

Japan and Canada are deadlocked 1-1 following the opening day of play in their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie at Ariake Coliseum. Japan No. 1 Kei Nishikori staked the host nation to a 1-0 lead with a straight-sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) victory over ...

Suzuki outperforms Mao, grabs first national title

Dec 23, 2013

Suzuki outperforms Mao, grabs first national title

In a night filled with great drama, the script did not go quite according to plan. Akiko Suzuki upset Mao Asada to win her first national title with an enthralling free skate on Monday at the All-Japan Championships. Suzuki, who was nearly three points ...

Mao stays on target for seventh national title

Dec 22, 2013

Mao stays on target for seventh national title

Mao Asada moved within grasp of her seventh national title with a fine short program on Sunday in the All-Japan Championships at Saitama Super Arena. Mao skated to “Nocturne” and earned a score of 73.01 to grab a nearly three-point lead over second-place Akiko ...