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Local hero Yuichi Sugita dominated his fifth-set tiebreak to pull Japan even in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie with Italy on Friday.

At two sets apiece, and Japan already trailing after Taro Daniel dropped the first singles rubber, Sugita fought off match point while serving with a 6-5 lead. Instead, he won three straight points to force a tiebreak and dropped just one more point en route to a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1) victory over Andreas Seppi.

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