Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah took ruthless advantage of Japan's decision to rest Kei Nishikori and Go Soeda by overpowering replacements Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.
Colombia's Juan-Sebastian Cabal (left) confers with partner Robert Farah while playing against Japan's Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita in their doubles Davis Cup World Group play-off match in Tokyo on September 14, 2013. The Colombian pair defeated the Japanese pair 6-1, 6-2, 6-1.
Japan, pushing for a quick return to the top tier after being eliminated by Israel last September, made the switch a little over an hour before the start of the pivotal doubles, leaving the hosts needing to win both of Sunday's reverse singles in Tokyo.
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