Japan and Italy after the first day of their Davis Cupontmoeting in the Japanese Morioka 1-1 draw.
Fabio Fognini (ATP 22) put Italy ahead by on the hard court of the Morioka Takaya Arena in five sets to win Daniel Taro (ATP 100). It was 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 after 3 hours and 56 minutes.
Then made Yuichi Sugita (ATP 41). He vloerde Andreas Seppi (ATP 78), also in five sets. After 3 hours and 28 minutes was the 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 7-6 (7/1) final standings on the scoreboard.
The winner in the quarter-finals in april against topreekshoofd and outgoing winner France or the Netherlands. Which two countries meet in Albertville.