Next tie 13-15 September 2013
Japan will host Colombia in the World Group play-offs in what will be the first ever meeting between the two nations. Japan has only ever won one of seven World Group play-offs but will be hoping to claim a second victory with the home fans' backing.
Last tie 5-7 April 2013
Japan was made to work hard for its victory over Korea but eventually ran out 3-2 winners. The hosts seemed in control when leading 2-0 after the first day but Korea took the doubles and Yong-Kyu Lim won the first of the reverse singles to send the tie to a deciding fifth rubber. It was Tatsuma Ito who stepped up for Japan, sending them through to the World Group play-offs.
Japan finished runner-up in 1921, which was its best Davis Cup performance to date. Japan was an inaugural member of the World Group in 1981, and has returned to the top tier of the competition after 26 years in the Asia/Oceania Group I.
Next Tie13 Sep 2013
World Group, Play-off - Play-off Round
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