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Canadian team down 2-1 to Japan after losing doubles match at Davis Cup

January 31, 2014 - 11:26 PM

TOKYO - Canada is down 2-1 to Japan in its best-of-five World Group Davis Cup series following a doubles match loss on Saturday.

Toronto's Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., fell to Japan's Kei Nishikori and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4.

Dancevic was stepping in for Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil in the doubles match after Pospisil pulled out early Saturday.

The nations split their opening pair of first-round singles matches on Friday, with No. 18 Nishikori defeating Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, before Canada pulled even on the strength of Dancevic's 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory over Go Soeda.

Dancevic will play Nishikori in a must-win singles match on Sunday. If a fifth and final match is needed, Peter Polansky will face Soeda, also on Sunday.

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