Canada in deep doo-doo after dropping Davis Cup dubs

The favorites on paper, the pickup team of Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic were upstaged, and upset, by the underdog Japanese in the key doubles rubber Saturday in Tokyo.

Kei Nishikori, a last-minute but not surprising addition, and 21-year-old partner Yasutaka Uchiyama beat the Canadians 6-3, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 to give Japan a 2-1 lead in the World Group first-round tie.

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2 thoughts on “Canada in deep doo-doo after dropping Davis Cup dubs

  1. I’ve been staying up to watch the Davis Cup every night. Just can’t go to bed knowing it’s on. I was disappointed in how our Canadian team played last night, but the Japanese team was outstanding. Seems like they wanted it more. I’ve noticed that the members of the Canadian team all wear different shirts. Can’t we afford to have them all dressed the same way? It is a team event, & normally team members all wear the same tops.

    • I don’t think it’s fair to judge who “wants it more”, just from superficially looking at them from a million miles away. It would be crazy to say the Canadians didn’t want it just as much. As for the shirts – this is true of every team. Most of them are sponsored by a clothing manufacturer, and so are contractually obligated to wear that make although they’ll usually get it in the country’s colours. If they did all wear the same top, that would mean they’re not good enough to get free kits. They’ll all wear the same warmup suit, though. For example, Nishikori is a UniQlo guy, but the team warmup is Ellesse, a Davis Cup sponsor in Japan.

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