Davis Cup: Japan aiming for three singles

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Japan captain Jun Kamiwazumi said today that his country will have to win three singles if it is to beat India in the Davis Cup tennis tie.

Osaka:

Japan captain Jun Kamiwazumi said today that his country will have to win three singles if it is to beat India in the Davis Cup tennis tie. A singles clash between Prakash Amritraj and Gouichi Motomura will open the five-match encounter in the Asia-Oceania Zone Group One second round on Friday. Indian ace and playing captain Leander Paes was drawn to face Japanese number one Takao Suzuki in the second singles at Utsubo Tennis Centre in Osaka. Paes factor "We need to crush Paes. That will be the key to our success," Kamiwazumi told reporters after the draw. "The doubles will be a tough match. We aim to chalk up three wins in the singles." India have defeated Japan 17 times in their 19 Davis Cup encounters. In fact, the last time Japan triumphed over India was in 1930. Japan beat Indonesia 3-2 in the first round in Jakarta in February, while India bettered New Zealand 3-2. (PTI)

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