Pakistan, Japan Davis Cup tie commences on Friday

ISLAMABAD:The World Group I Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and Japan will roll into action on Friday at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Sports Complex Islamabad.

The official draw of the tie was held on Thursday at Aisam ul Haq Pavilion, Pakistan Sports Complex, with strict adherence to ITF COVID-19 protocols.

Secretary PTF and Event Security Manager Col. Gul Rehman (r), picked the draw. President PTF Salim Saifullah Khan, ITF Referee Norbert Peick, Secretary Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Mohsin Mushtaq, ITF Event Manager Tom Nelson, ITF Chair Umpires Jaume, Campistol and Alexandre Robein and the ITF Review Officials, Tamas Peterdi and Victor Chernov were present at the official draw ceremony.

According to the draw, the following matches will be played on Friday and Saturday:

Friday (March 5, 2021)

Rubber 1

Aqeel Khan vs Yosuke Watanuki

Rubber 2

Aisam Qureshi vs Kaichi Uchida

Saturday (March 6, 2021)

Rubber 3

Aqeel Khan & Aisam Qureshi vs Shintaro Mochizuki & Yosuke Watanuki

Rubber 4

Aisam Qureshi vs Yosuke Watanuki

Rubber 5

Aqeel Khan VS Kaichi Uchida