Davis Cup Team Japan, which is appearing in its first World Group quarterfinal ever, suffered an additional blow as Go Soeda, scheduled to be Japan's No. 1 in the tie in the absence of Nishikori, came down with a fever and will not play on Friday as expected.
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas fans won't be surprised to hear that Radek "Mr Davis Cup" Stepanek (pictured on the far left) is attempting to play in all three rubbers for the defending champs. What a hero!
ITF Asia 14 & Under Division 1 inaugurated at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam