Czech widen the road to defend the Davis Cup title by winning two games on the first day of the quarter- final against Japan at the Ariake Coliseum , Tokyo , on Friday ( 04/04/2014 ) .
Radek Stepanek gave the first victory for the Republic after defeating Tatsuma Ito , 6-7 ( 5 ) , 7-6 ( 5 ) , 6-1 , 7-5 . The fight on hard courts or cement lasted nearly four hours .
Excellence Czech Lukas Rosol increased after win against no less stressful Taro Daniel .
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Rosol first lead by winning the first two sets . Daniel made a breakthrough by winning the next two sets to force the match lasted rubber - set .
Czech Rosol ensure victory after winning two close games with a 6-4 , 6-4 , 3-6 , 4-6 , 6-2 .
Third party which took place on Saturday ( 05.04.2013 ) will play the doubles . Stepanek paired with Jiri Vesely scheduled and will face Ito / Yasutaka Uchiyama . This lineup could still change .
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Republic came to Japan without the presence of their number one Tomas Berdych injured . While Japan was reinforced two of their best single , Kei Nishikori and Go Soeda injured due to illness . (source : kompas.com)