Hewitt leads Australia into Davis Cup playoffs
Beijing: Lleyton Hewitt has secured Australia`s passage into the Davis Cup World Group playoffs with a 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2) win over China`s Zhang Ze to give Australia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Asia-Oceania second-round match.
The 173rd-ranked Hewitt, originally only listed to play in Saturday`s doubles, replaced Marinko Matosevic for the first of Sunday`s reverse singles.
The former No. 1-ranked Hewitt repaid the faith of team captain Pat Rafter, recording his 37th win in 46 Cup singles matches.
On Saturday, Hewitt helped give Australia a 2-1 lead after a straight-sets win in doubles with partner Chris Guccione.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Salman Khan, Aamir Khan's friendship turns sour? Here's the truth
- India vs South Africa: How cricket fraternity reacted to crowd's disgraceful behaviour at Cuttack
- Dadri lynching: Any threat to secular fabric of country will not be tolerated, says Rajnath Singh
- 'Rahul Gandhi gets pay without work'
- Dadri Police recommends FIR against Mahesh Sharma, Sangeet Som, Naseemuddin Siddiqui