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Japan Davis Cup team

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Captain  Minoru Ueda
Appearances  6 (1–6)
Most total wins  Takao Suzuki (41–23)
Current ranking  13 3
Runners-up  1 (1921)
Most singles wins  Tsuyoshi Fukui (27–12)
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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 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 sixth time.

Current squad

Team representing Japan vs. France (2017 World Group first round)

Rankings as of 30 January 2017

  • Yoshihito Nishioka (ATP singles ranking No. 85)
  • Taro Daniel (ATP singles ranking No. 114)
  • Yūichi Sugita (ATP singles ranking No. 117)
  • Yasutaka Uchiyama (ATP singles ranking No. 230)
  • Recent call-ups

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

  • Kei Nishikori (2016 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs)
  • Go Soeda (2015 World Group First Round)
  • Tatsuma Ito (2015 World Group First Round)
  • History

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


    Japan Davis Cup team Wikipedia