Australia, Japan storm through in Davis Cup

In the second round in April, Australia will play Uzbekistan and Japan take on arch-rivals South Korea for a place in September's World Group play-offs.

updated: February 04, 2013 00:05 IST
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Taiwan: Australia and Japan celebrated perfect 5-0 Davis Cup victories on Sunday but India paid the price for fielding a second-string team following a dispute involving their top players.

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt led Australia's charge into the second round of Asia/Oceania Group I with a singles and doubles win, with Matthew Ebden and Marinko Matosevic also winning their singles matches against Taiwan.

Japan had newly promoted Indonesia eyeing a quick return to Group II when Go Soeda and Tatsuma Ito spearheaded a straightforward win in Tokyo.

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